Christian Nitsche

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Christian Nitsche (born August 13, 1971 in Nuremberg ) is a German journalist and television presenter . Since 2017 he has been the editor-in-chief and head of the "News" program area of Bayerischer Rundfunk , where he is jointly responsible for current reporting on BR television , BR radio and BR-Online.

Origin and education

Like his predecessor as BR editor-in-chief Sigmund Gottlieb , Nitsche comes from Nuremberg, where he graduated from high school , he studied in Nuremberg and graduated in 1996 from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with a degree in business administration . Since 1991 he worked as a freelance reporter for the Nürnberger Nachrichten during his studies . In 1996 he completed a traineeship at Bayerischer Rundfunk, for which he already worked as a freelancer during his studies.

Professional background

After completing his studies and working as a freelance journalist, Nitsche mainly worked for Bavarian television. Initially he worked there as an author for the current broadcasting lists and for magazines such as plusminus , report Munich and quer as well as for the news formats of ARD television . As a war correspondent he reported from Kosovo and from the border area of ​​Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as Iraq. It was also used in the ARD studios in Tel Aviv and Istanbul.

In 2003 the BR sent Nitsche to the ARD capital studio as a television correspondent . There he acted as head of the economy department, commentator on daily topics and head of the report service from Berlin . His subject areas were finances, labor and social affairs, transport, economic cooperation and reporting on the CDU / CSU and the FDP.

At the beginning of 2011, Nitsche moved to Munich as a press spokesman for Bayerischer Rundfunk. In 2014 Nitsche was appointed to the editor-in-chief of ARD-aktuell in Hamburg. From May 1, 2014 to March 2017, he was the second editor-in-chief and, among other things, head of the Daily Topics team .

On February 2, 2017, the Broadcasting Council of Bayerischer Rundfunk confirmed the suggestion of director Ulrich Wilhelm to appoint Nitsche as head of the new, cross-media program area "News" as well as editor-in-chief of Bayerischer Rundfunk on April 1, 2017.

After the farewell to television editor-in-chief Sigmund Gottlieb (since 1995) and radio editor-in-chief Mercedes Riederer (since 2002) on March 31, 2017, there is a tri-media editor-in-chief in the BR, Nitsche, who is responsible for all previous radio, television and online units with the Focus on news in the new program area. He also represents BR Information Director Thomas Hinrichs .

Nitsche moderates in the first focal points , ARD Extras , the Plusminus programs for which the BR is responsible , occasionally the Munich round on BR television and is active as a daily topic commentator.

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. Christian Nitsche Second editor-in-chief of ARD Aktuell., January 17, 2014, accessed May 5, 2017 .
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  4. ^ Christian Nitsche, Trimedial BR chief. sü, January 19, 2017, accessed May 5, 2017 .
  5. ^ Personal details , Christian Nitsche. (No longer available online.), March 22, 2017, formerly in the original ; Retrieved May 5, 2017 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  6. ^ BR from 2011 with a new speaker., September 28, 2010, accessed May 5, 2017 .
  7. Imke Zottnick-Linster: The new second editor-in-chief of ARD-aktuell. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, May 20, 2014, accessed on May 5, 2017 .
  8. New BR editor-in-chief wants to work in public., March 30, 2017, accessed May 5, 2017 .