Janine Reith discovered her interest in film and television at the age of 15. Through some small television appearances on German TV, such as "Tatort" ARD and extras in TV commercials, she was able to gain initial experience in front of the camera.
After she graduated from high school, Janine moved to Spain and Costa Rica for a year to learn her first foreign language. Along with the new language, Janine also started learning how to surf. Back in Germany, she completed her University entry diploma at a School for Applied Sciences for Business and Law in Munich and also worked on film and television.
Janine began to study sports journalism at a media school in Munich. During her studies, she wrote as a freelance journalist for Germanys biggest tabloid BILD Munich with her own area of responsibility in ice hockey and basketball. For the Bavarian Football Association, she reported about football as a field reporter. For their TV Channel she interviewed players and officials of the ‚Bayernliga‘.
Janine completed her internship semester at Sky Sport News HD and Sport 1.
After successfully completing her studies, the 24-year-old decided to concentrate on surfing for a year. She traveled around the world for 12 months to gain experience in surfing and sharpen her skills in various waves and weather conditions, as well as to get to know new cultures.
Janine made progress and did not want to return to Germany after just a year. At the age of 25, she moved to the west coast of Australia to continue working on her surfing skills. Janine worked in Perth, Australia for one year as a labour-worker at construction sites to finance her surfing life in Western Australia. She learned to lay tiles, helped tiling rooftops and to built terraces.
A short time later, Janine received small sponsorships a.o. from O'Neill Europe and the action-sports shop Blue Tomato, which allowed her to continue to surf full-time.
In 2018, Janine Reith founded the surf magazine "WMNSurfmag", where she reports about surfing, interviews famous sports personalities and publishes interesting stories of professional surfers.
Since 2019, Janine spends the main surfing season (April - September) in Indonesia and works freelance as a sports reporter for TV and Print Media as well as Social Media and Press Relations manager currently mainly in the field of Ice hockey and Surfing.