Who is Fien Sabbe?
After studying law and theatre sciences at KU Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain), Fien Sabbe moved to Newcastle to study and work for several months. Upon her return, she started working for the public broadcaster, VRT. For some years, her voice could be heard every day on Radio Donna. She subsequently moved to Radio 1.
On TV, meanwhile, she presented popular talk shows on Sunday afternoons. In 1994, Fien became the first woman to provide support for the TV sport team. She later became the face of the cultural magazine ‘L!nk on Canvas’. She hosted the festive presentation of the Golden Owl Literature Prize for ten years.
Fien also hosted the Flanders-Ghent International Film Festival for many years. She taught presentation as a subject at the Herman Teirlinck Institute for a long time. For De Morgen, she carried out portrait interviews for Zeno, the weekend supplement.
In 2013, Fien embarked on a new adventure. She became a lawyer mediator, specialising in juvenile and family law. She has also been a deputy justice of the peace in Ghent since 2020.
Today she continues to present and moderate for a live audience. Fien was one of the founders of the high-profile literary programme UitRead, which she still moderates. She is a much sought-after speaker at authors' meetings, and manages debates on the most diverse topics in smoothly skilful manner with considerable flair. Her well-known radio voice can be heard regularly in documentaries, audio guides, advertisements and corporate videos.