Jean Puetz

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Jean Pütz (2013)
Jean Pütz at an event to mark the opening of the Geyser Adventure Center in Andernach (2009)

Jean Pütz (born September 21, 1936 in Cologne ) is a German - Luxembourg science journalist and television presenter .


Jean Pütz was born the son of a German and a Luxembourger and has two younger siblings. Jean Pütz spent his childhood and youth in Luxembourg , Remich and Luxembourg City , where he also attended Primair and Oberprimairschule (elementary and secondary school).

After completing his training as an electrical mechanic at the Ecole des arts et métiers du Luxembourg, he worked for a year as a company electrician in the Luxembourg ironworks (Arbed-Belval, Esch sur Alzette). In 1955 he moved to a gated entrance exam for special gifted to the then state Nikolaus Otto Engineering School (now the Technical University of Cologne ), where he graduated with a 1959 engineer of the Telecommunications graduated. Thereafter, he took the second chance the graduate and studied physics and mathematics for the teaching of the secondary level , which he I. 1964 with the State Examination completed. Parallel to the two-year legal traineeship, Pütz also studied sociology and economics .

Jean Pütz has been married for the third time since 2000. He has a son from his first marriage, Jörn Pütz (* 1959), professor of biochemistry at the University of Strasbourg and researcher at the CNRS , as well as a son (* 1999) and a daughter (* 2010) with the third wife, who also have two of their own Brought children into marriage. He is the founding initiator of the new Düsseldorf Waldorf School in the Düsseldorf-Angermund district . Pütz lives in Heiligenhaus .

Career as a journalist and moderator

From 1970 to 2001, Jean Pütz was a permanent editor at Westdeutscher Rundfunk , where he soon headed the science and technology editorial team . He moderated the program Introduction to Electronics (from 1972), The World of Sound (1973) and later the science show . He became known with the Hobbythek series , including the environmental magazines Dschungel and Globus , which have since been discontinued.

After reaching retirement age at 65, Pütz looked after his programs as a freelancer for three more years . On December 29, 2004, he was adopted as part of a special broadcast on WDR.

Since the beginning of 2005, Pütz has been working on the ZDF morning magazine Volle Kanne - Service every day . In addition, he has been working for the TechniTipp TV channel since May 2007 with the TechniThek program, where - as with Hobbythek - he explains connections between the fields of technology and media to viewers.

Since January 2007, Jean Pütz has been touring Germany and abroad with the Pützmunter Show . He presents scientific experiments at public and private events. In addition, Pütz will present the Pützmunter Energy Show and the Pützmunter Cooking Show .

Pütz had occasional appearances as Pierre M. Krause's fictional neighbor on his show It's about my life! .

Pütz has received numerous awards for his journalistic activities. He is a founding member of the Science Press Conference (WPK) and was chairman of the WPK board from 1990 to 2003. He is also active as an author , he has published around 80 books in the last 30 years. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Junge Presse NRW eV


In addition to his work as a journalist and moderator, Jean Pütz also works as a voice actor.

Voice actor


  • 2019: Cleo ... as Albert Einstein


Since 1997, Jean Pütz has been a sponsor of the NRW foundation Natur-Heimat-Kultur . His sponsorship project is the Perlenbach and Fuhrtsbach valleys near Monschau . Pütz is also committed to the KinderHerz Foundation as a KinderHerz ambassador .

Pütz has developed numerous nature-loving household products, for example a turpentine mixture obtained from orange oil, natural toothpastes or sweeteners. Various products from the Hobbythek are marketed under his name. Since September 21, 2007 Pütz has been a member of the supervisory board of G Data CyberDefense AG . Pütz was involved in the synchronization of the cinema films Finding Nemo and Nachts im Museum 2 .

From July 2008, Pütz made TV advertising for the milk pudding from Müller-Milch . In the 2009 Bundestag election campaign, he was involved in the Black and Yellow initiative, which campaigned for the FDP to be elected with a second vote.

Since April 2015, Pütz has been writing an exclusive column for the Germany-wide medical supply store aktuell magazine. Selected column texts will also appear in the online edition of the magazine with a time delay.


  • “I've prepared something for that”. A lucky guy unpacks. My biography. Finanzbuch, Munich 2017, ISBN 9783959720908 .


Web links

Commons : Jean Pütz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Jean Pütz ( Memento from July 28, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  2. RP ONLINE: It starts on September 6th: Jean Pütz is pedaling city cycling. Retrieved August 13, 2020 .
  3. ( Memento of the original from September 11, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 29, 2009 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ Jean Pütz: WPK website. 2011, accessed September 27, 2017 .
  5. ↑ KinderHerz Foundation - KinderHerz Ambassador. Retrieved June 5, 2020 .
  6. , accessed April 4, 2014
  7. ^ Columns by Jean Pütz | SANITÄTSHAUS AKTUELL magazine. Accessed June 27, 2018 (German).
  8. Xavier Bettel honors Jean Pütz, Ranga Yogeshwar and Tom Hillenbrand - // L'actualité du gouvernement du Luxembourg. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on February 20, 2018 ; accessed on February 20, 2018 (French). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. ^ Eduard Rhein Foundation | Award winners. Retrieved November 17, 2018 .