Life and work
After Gack had made his first journalistic experience as a trainee and editor at the Bietigheimer Zeitung from 1984 to 1987 , he worked as a freelancer at SWF Mainz until 1990 with responsibility for state politics in Rhineland-Palatinate . In 1990 he switched to ZDF as a freelancer , where he worked in the Rhineland-Palatinate state studio. From 1995 to 2000 he was part of the editorial team of the ZDF magazine Frontal . He has been a crisis reporter for ZDF since 2000 , including reports from Afghanistan for 13 years .
On September 1, 2015, he succeeded Dietmar Ossenberg as head of the ZDF studio in Cairo , responsible for reporting from North Africa , the Arabian Peninsula , Jordan , Syria , Lebanon and Iraq . The main topic is the Syrian civil war and the conflicts in Yemen .
In 2017, together with Frederik Pleitgen and Luc Walpot, he received the renowned Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Prize for TV journalism. The laudation honored the outstanding television reports and analyzes under the most difficult working conditions, "reserved and disciplined screen presence" without "dramaturgically polished accessories and attitudes of war reporters who put themselves in the limelight". She praised the distance to warring and crisis parties and the consistent "refusal to be satisfied with superficial and quick truths" and as a characteristic ability of Gack the "vivid description of difficult situations".
- Information from the ZDF press portal on Uli Gack
- Newspaper interview with Uli Gack
- Interview in Phönix with Uli Gack about the Iraq war 2016
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Gack, Uli (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German journalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 10, 1957|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stuttgart|