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Barbara "Baba" Lybeck

Barbara ”Baba” Lybeck
Born December 26, 1966, Parainen, southwest Finland

Master of Arts (General Literature, Communications and Political Science), University of Helsinki, 2007

Referee, (Finnish) ‘Have I got news for you’ TV panel game, 2010-
Editorial secretary, Puoli Seitsemän, 2009–2012
News reporter and news anchor, (Finnish) Channel Four news, 1998–2009
Presenter, Radio City, MTV3, Finnish Broadcasting Company’s Top 40 music programme and Swedish channel FST’s Bosses Bio, Talking Heads and the Jussi Gala awards 2003–2007

Photo: Mirva Kakko / Otava
Written by Suvi Uotinen
Translated by John Calton

The three best energy sources

Where does Baba Lybeck get the strength to keep up with her busy schedule? The three best leisure activities are:

  1. Sport: marathons and triathlon.
  2. Literature: “I just started a reading circle with some friends. We’re currently reading a Finnish translation of Caitlin Moran’s novel How to build a Girl.”
  3. Sailing in the waters off Helsinki.
Baba Lybeck is passionate about triathlon.​
Baba Lybeck is passionate about triathlon.​


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