Born in 1958 in Tübingen, where he still resides, the fearless leader/beloved mascot of Zeitenspiegel’s professional development division “Reportageschule” can often be found at his humble dacha in Tuscany. He studied geography and political science, training as a journalist at the Schwäbisches Tagblatt. Career advances and setbacks to date have included a stint as a department head at the Kölner Stadtanzeiger, a long-running humor column at the tageszeitung, free-lance work for DIE ZEIT, and head reporter positions at BUNTE and Abendzeitung. Joined Zeitenspiegel in the spring of 2002.
1995 Theodor Wolff Prize for uncovering the Nazi past of a famous German journalist