Steffen Seibert

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Steffen Seibert
Steffen Seibert3.jpg
Speaker of Government
Incumbent
Assumed office
11. August 2010
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byUlrich Wilhelm
Personal details
Born(1960-06-07) 7 June 1960 (age 53)
Munich,  West Germany
Political partynon-affiliated
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg , London School of Economics
ProfessionHistorian
ReligionRoman Catholicism
 
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Steffen Seibert
Steffen Seibert3.jpg
Speaker of Government
Incumbent
Assumed office
11. August 2010
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byUlrich Wilhelm
Personal details
Born(1960-06-07) 7 June 1960 (age 53)
Munich,  West Germany
Political partynon-affiliated
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg , London School of Economics
ProfessionHistorian
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Steffen Seibert is a German former journalist and television anchor, and the current head of the German governmental press- and information-agency, which resembles the British Central Office of Information, making him the de facto press secretary of the Chancellor's office.[1] He is officially ranked as an undersecretary of state.

Previously he worked for the German ZDF as a journalist and presenter of the popular heute-journal (until 2010).

Biography[edit source | edit]

Steffen Seibert was born in Munich in 1960, and went to school at the Tellkampfschule in Hannover. He then studied history in Hamburg and at the London School of Economics.

Seibert is married (his wife is an artist), and has a daughter and two sons.

Moderator of ZDF[edit source | edit]

Steffen Seibert worked for the ZDF from 1989 to 2010.

Yearsfunction
1989–1992Journalist
1992–1995Correspondent of ZDF News (ZDF heute) in Washington
1995–1996Moderator of the Morning-Magazin (ZDF Morgenmagazin)
1996–1997Moderator of the ZDF Abendmagazin
1997–2000Moderator of hallo deutschland (translated: hello Germany)
2000–2003Moderator of ZDF.reporter
2003–2010News presenter (ZDF heute)
2007–2010Moderator of heute-journal
2009–2010Moderator of Sternstunden der Deutschen (translated: Magic Moments in German History)

Steffen Seibert is bearer of "Golden Camera" (for Special Show 9/11) and the "Bambi" (for a Show for the disaster victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean 2004).

Social Engagement[edit source | edit]

Seibert is an important representative of UNICEF. He was also head of the "Club for early born babies" until 2008. He is an official partner of "Kinderhospiz Bethel".

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "ZDF-Moderator Steffen Seibert wird neuer Regierungssprecher". Focus. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010.