Fredrik Virtanen

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Date of Birth November 15, 1971
Place of Birth Sweden
Age 48 years old
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Fredrik Virtanen

Karl Fredrik Virtanen is a Sweden-Finnish journalist and columnist for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and the host for the talk show Studio Virtanen on Swedish TV8. He's also hosted radio shows for Sveriges Radio. For Aftonbladet, he has been the New York City correspondent, contributing with weekly columns about the life in the Big Apple, as well as an entertainment journalist, writing about e.g. Eurovision Song Contest. In October 2017, the swedish media falsly accused Virtanen of sexual assault and sexual harassment after the hashtag Me Too went viral. In February 2018 it was reported that he changed his surname to his wife's maiden name of Ramqvist. In August 2019, the District Attorney's Office in Stockholm announced that they are prosecuting Cissi Wallin, one of the females accusers of Virtanen, with aggravated criminal defamation.. She was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay 90 000 kronor in damages to Virtanen.

About Fredrik Virtanen

Swedish-Finnish journalist who made a name for himself writing columns for the newspaper Aftonbladet. He has also hosted numerous programs on Sveriges Radio and presented the talk show Studio Virtanen on TV8.

Before Fame

He studied business at Platenskolan from 1988-91.

Achievement

He authored the books Olyckligt kär i ingen speciell and Kraschad.

Family Life

He is married to journalist Karolina Ramqvist.

Associations

Soraya Lavasani and Ebba von Sydow are other well-known journalists who were born in Sweden.

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