Charles Groenhuijsen (1954) has been the US Correspondent for the main public news program in the Netherlands, the NOS Journaal and the daily current affairs program NOVA (1996 – 2006).
He also was the news anchor of NOVA between 1989 and 2006 and international reporter for the NOS between 1983 and 1989. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the NOS Journaal Groenhuijsen was by Dutch TV-viewers chosen als The Best Foreign Correspondent. Before his television career Mr. Groenhuijsen was reporter for the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant (1974 – 1983) and de national news agency ANP.
Groenhuijsen has written eleven books. In oktober 2019 he published a book about the upcoming US-elections: “Everything passes; even Donald Trump”. In 2017 he wrote a book about optimism (“Optimisten hebben de hele wereld”, “Optimists rule the world”). He did a onemanshow in theaters about the same subject
He also wrote (2006) the bestseller (top-30 list of Best Sellers for over a year) “Amerikanen zijn niet gek” about the cultural and political differences between the US and Europe. He also published books about US elections and the Iraq War. He mostly writes about Dutch and European politics. He co-authored a textbook about TV-journalism(‘Live’).
Charles Groenhuijsen is an experienced and soughtafter moderator and public speaker on subjects ranging from international economic developments and new technology to sustainabilty and TV-journalism. Among his clients in recent years are AbnAmro, AON, Bosch, Carnegie Foundation, Cofely, Deutsche Bank, DNB (Dutch National Bank), Defense Department, Energy Academy Europe, Fugro, ING, Microsoft, Nutreco, Peace Palace (The Hague), Oracle, Rabo-bank, Shell.
Groenhuijsen has appeared numerous times in prominent Dutch TV-shows to comment on international affairs and particularly on US-politics.