Judith Rakers (born 6 January 1976 in Paderborn, West Germany) is a German journalist and television presenter.
Rakers grew up in Bad Lippspringe with her single father. After graduating at Pelizaeus-Gymnasium Paderborn, from 1995 to 2001 she studied journalism and communication studies, German philology and modern and contemporary history at the University of Münster. In parallel, Rakers worked as a radio presenter at the NRW-local radio stations; Radio Hochstift and Antenne Münster.
From January 2004 to 17 January 2010, Rakers presented the Hamburg Journal for local TV-station Norddeutscher Rundfunk.
Since 2005, Rakers presents the Tagesschau news programme on ARD, as well as reading the news in the Tagesthemen, Nachtmagazin and Morgenmagazin. In addition to the Tagesschau, Rakers also presents Radio Bremen's talk show 3 nach 9. On 14 May 2011 she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany together with Stefan Raab and Anke Engelke.