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Government Spokesperson

Steffen Seibert

State Secretary Steffen Seibert is government spokesperson as well as head of the Press and Information Office. He answers directly to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Steffen Seibert is the head of the Press- and Information Office as well as  government spokesperson.open popup Steffen Seibert Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Born 7 June 1960 in Munich; married, three children; Roman Catholic

1966 - 1979
Primary and secondary schooling

1979 - 1980
Civilian service

1981 – 1987
Studied history, literature and public law at the University of Hamburg,
Studied at the London School of Economics,
Obtained master's degree from the University of Hamburg

1988 - 1989
Practical training at ZDF, the German television channel

Dec. 1, 1989
Editor at ZDF

1992 – 1995
Washington D.C. correspondent for ZDF

subsequently
Presenter of the breakfast television programme ZDF-Morgenmagazin

1997 – 2003
Chief editor of the programmes hallo Deutschland and ZDF-Reporter

2003 – 2010
News presenter on the main ZDF news broadcasts heute and heute journal

since August 2010
Head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government and Government Spokesperson

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