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Deputy government spokesperson

Martina Fietz

Martina Fietz is deputy government spokesperson. It is her job to inform the public about the work of the German government.

Born on 22 November 1959 in Oberhausen; married, two children

Martina Fietz, deputy government spokespersonopen popup Martina Fietz Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

1966 – 1979
Primary and secondary school

1976 – 1977
Walnut Hill School, Natick, Massachusetts, USA
with an ASSIST scholarship

1979 – 1985
Freelance work for the newspaper "Neue Ruhr Zeitung" and the public broadcasters WDR, ZDF

1979 – 1984
Studied history, political science and publishing. Obtained master’s degree from the Ruhr University, Bochum

1985 – 1999
Trainee, deputy manager of Auslands-Report and as of 1991 parliamentary correspondent for the newspaper "Die Welt" in Bonn

1999 – 2002
Head of the "Bunte" correspondents’ office in Berlin

2002 – 2004
Parliamentary correspondent for the newspaper "Welt am Sonntag"

2004 – 2010
Chief correspondent for "Cicero", the German magazine for politics and culture

2010 – 2018
Chief correspondent for the online news magazine "FOCUS Online"

since April 2018
Deputy Government Spokesperson