Noa Redington, who turns 50 on Sunday 12 September, has a solid ballast to come up with sharp political analyzes. For a number of years he was himself part of the engine room, as an adviser to former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (S).
The Stockholm-born political commentator began his political engagement as a teenager. In 1986, he became a member of the board of the National Organization of Students.
He later graduated in political science from the University of Copenhagen and Columbia University in New York.
Noa Redington then began a career in the media, which, among other things, brought him past Weekendavisen, where he was a debate editor.
In 2007, when he was the editor of Ugebrevet Mandag Morgen, he wrote the book “Den Første”, which was an interview book with Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
The following year, she hired Noa Redington as her personal adviser, and in 2011, he helped lead her into the State Department.
Noa Redington then became special adviser to Helle Thorning-Schmidt during the four stormy years with first the SR-SF government and then the SR government.
It was not just layer cake to stand in the front line with a prime minister who was often heavily criticized.
Noa Redington described in 2017 in an interview with Djøfbladet, where “unpredictable and chaotic everything often happens” inside the engine room of power, because one could not in the Prime Minister’s Office be master of any development at home and abroad.
At the same time, he called the job super exciting and fun, but still he found it natural to say goodbye after the parliamentary elections in 2015.
– I had been in the job for so long that my quota of political crises, congresses, New Year’s speeches and opening speeches to the Folketing was fulfilled, and it was time for someone else to come up with new ideas.
– Even though the election result had been different, and Helle was still as prime minister, it would have been natural for our paths to part there, he told Djøfbladet in 2017.
Noa Redington lives in Hellerup with her wife, futurist Liselotte Lyngsø. He has two boys from a previous marriage.
Source: The Nordic Page