Deutsche Welle appoints new Editor-in-Chief
Germany’s international Broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has appointed Dr. Alexander Kudascheff as editor-in-chief. Kudascheff, who currently heads the Berlin studio, will take charge of DW’s television, radio and online content from January 2014.
Director General Peter Limbourg said, “This is a further step towards streamlining journalistic content across all media, which will strengthen Deutsche Welle’s profile as an information provider in the international media market.”
On November 1, DW already merged its two programming departments in Bonn and Berlin into one, which is now managed by a single director of programming.
Since 2007, Kudascheff has been in charge of DW’s Berlin studio and at the same time acted as a deputy editor-in-chief.
Born in Buenos Aires to a Russian father and a German mother in 1951, Kudascheff studied philosophy, history, politics and Islamic studies in Munich, Hamburg and Cologne. After completing a journalistic traineeship, he initially worked in the Middle East department at Deutsche Welle. He later was in charge of reporting on domestic policy, then became chief reporter and finally editor-in-chief of the German-language radio programming before being appointed as head of DW’s studio in Brussels in 1998.