Max Merrill is a new face of Euromaxx and will present the programme in English and German. After starting his career at the BBC, he joined DW as a sports reporter in September 2016 and regularly appears on DW News.
The young presenter was born in Berlin to a British father and German mother and attended a bilingual school in the German capital. Merrill then moved to Scotland to study English and Legal Studies at the University of Aberdeen, where he also worked as a youth worker and presented radio shows at a local station. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree, he moved to Manchester where he completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism and worked for BBC Radio Manchester. He then returned to his hometown Berlin to work for DW, joining the sports desk and the Kick Off! editorial team.
“Euromaxx highlights so many different aspects of European life and gives viewers a sense of the cultural diversity present on this continent. That’s what attracted me to the show. I learn something new everyday.”
In his free time, he enjoys sports like football, cricket and rugby, as well as singing and playing instruments, such as guitar, piano, and saxophone. Max also loves travelling around Europe and is particularly fond of visiting Spain, where he enjoys the local lifestyle and practising his Spanish. He also has a passion for cooking and enjoys making Indian and Italian cuisine.