About Klaus Brinkbäumer
Klaus Brinkbäumer, born in 1967, is a journalist, TV presenter, and author. He studied at the University of California Santa Barbara and started his journalistic career at Munich’s Abendzeitung. For 25 years, he worked for Der Spiegel as a reporter, author of numerous cover stories, and its America correspondent (2007-2011). During this period, he was regularly interviewed in the US media. He became the magazine’s deputy editor-in-chief in 2011 and editor-in-chief in 2015. Brinkbäumer has been awarded numerous journalistic prizes, including the Egon Erwin Kirsch Prize, the Nannen Prize and the German Reporter Prize, and was named editor-in-chief of the year in 2016. Since April 2019, he has been writing for the weekly newspaper Die Zeit and working on documentary films.