Anja Reschke

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Anja Reschke (2018)

Anja Reschke (born October 7, 1972 in Munich ) is a German journalist , publicist and television presenter . Since 2001 she has moderated the TV magazine Panorama for Norddeutscher Rundfunk , and since 2015 she has headed its domestic policy department.

life and career


Reschke was born in 1972 in Munich as the daughter of the economist Hasso Reschke . In addition to studying political science with the minor subjects history and social psychology at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich , which she graduated with a Magister Artium in 1998 , she worked for five years as a freelance reporter for the radio station Antenne Bayern from 1993 . From 1998 to 2000 she volunteered at NDR.

From 2000 Reschke was a freelance writer for Panorama, Extra 3 and NDR aktuell . Since July 2001 she has moderated the television magazine Panorama and works as an investigative reporter for the NDR reporting magazine Panorama - die Reporter . In addition, she has moderated the satirical magazine Extra 3 on an irregular basis since 2000 , and between 2002 and 2019 she was part of the team of moderators for the NDR media magazine Zapp . She is also a member of the advice team for the game show street stars on Hessischer Rundfunk . In 2011, on the 50th anniversary of Panorama , she published the book The Uncomfortable. How Panorama changed the republic. Since November 2011 it can be seen in the first in the format Knowledge before 8 - Future . Since January 2015 she has been the head of the domestic affairs department in the NDR's current affairs / television program area and thus also head of the Panorama and Zapp programs , where she presented the latter format in April 2019.

In August 2015, Reschke stated in a comment on the topics of the day "Hate speech against refugees " and demanded that everyone should now "show their position". With 3.9 million views within one day, it spread virally on the net. Then, according to the Tagesspiegel , she got into a vortex of insults and hatred.

Since April 2020 she has been moderating the After Corona Club for NDR television . In the twenty-minute programs, she uses video conferencing services to speak to experts from psychology, business, sociology, politics, science and medicine about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic . The NDR describes the program as a debating club for "prognoses, visions, assessments and also demands".


From 2003 to 2007 Reschke was a board member of Netzwerk Recherche , an association for investigative journalism . Since 2009 she has been ambassador for the RobinAid Foundation for medical aid in crisis areas and since 2012 a juror for the Henri Nannen Prize .

Reschke also published in ZEITmagazin , among others .


Reschke is married to the NDR sports reporter Henning Rütten and has two children.


Filmography (selection)

  • 2000: Politicians and the Second Home Tax
  • 2000: The cabbage roll
  • 2003: Reach for the Stars (short film comedy) as Katja
  • 2010: The fairy tale of equal opportunities
  • 2011: The Night of Political Magazines
  • 2011: Lies TV
  • 2011: The organic lie
  • 2012: Energy transition: megalomania instead of megaplan
  • 2013: Among teachers
  • 2016: Samira (short film) as a journalist
  • 2020: Kroymann (satirical broadcast, 1 episode)

Fonts (selection)


Web links

Commons : Anja Reschke  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Norbert Beleke (Ed.): Who is who? The German Who's Who . 45th edition 2006/2007, Schmidt-Römhild, Lübeck 2006, ISBN 978-3-7950-2042-2 , p. 1067.
  2. a b c Corinna Berghahn: “Panorama” presenter Anja Reschke is the woman for all events on ARD ., July 8, 2012.
  3. ^ Joachim Huber: journalist, not diplomat ., August 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Olaf Jacobs , Theresa Lorenz: Science for television. Dramaturgy, design, forms of representation (= practical knowledge of the media ). Springer VS, Wiesbaden 2014, ISBN 978-3-658-02422-2 , p. 20.
  5. Comment on agitation against refugees: Show your attitude! ( Memento of August 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive )., August 6, 2015.
  6. "Tagesthemen" commentary gets applause ., August 7, 2015.
  7. Die Wutprobe , Der Tagesspiegel, January 22, 2016
  8. After Corona Club in the ARD media library , accessed on June 6, 2020
  9. After Corona Club: Visiting Anja Reschke , accessed on June 6, 2020
  10. Anja Reschke named "Journalist of the Year". In: December 21, 2015, accessed March 2, 2016 .
  11. ^ Ndr: Anja Reschke and Michel Abdollahi nominated by NDR for the German TV Prize. In: December 10, 2015, accessed March 2, 2016 .
  12. Honor for journalist in Schorndorf: Künkelin Prize goes to Reschke - Stuttgart - Nachrichten. In: August 5, 2015, accessed March 2, 2016 .
  13. Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Prize to NDR journalist Anja Reschke. Der Tagesspiegel , May 7, 2018, accessed on the same day.
  14. Bernd Matzkowski: Kreidezeit. Teacher years are not master years . Illustration by Ulrich Queste, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2013, ISBN 978-3-525-70156-0 , p. 15.