Born in 1959 in Oberndorf, B.A. 1978 in Nürtingen, studied history and German literature, qualified as a teacher in 1984. Worked as a conscientious objector with troubled children. Trained at the Nürtinger Zeitung, was an editor there until 1993, then moved to the Stuttgarter Nachrichten, first in local news, then as arts head, then as reporter. Joined Zeitenspiegel in April 2000. Co-author of several nonfiction books. 2008’s “Wir können alles,” about graft in Swabian politics, brought him recognition as Journalist of the Year in the regional category. Instructor at two universities.