Deputy Government Spokesperson

Ulrike Demmer

Ulrike Demmer is deputy government spokesperson and deputy head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government. It is her job to inform the public about the work of the German government.

Ulrike Demmer

Ulrike Demmer

Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

Born on 3 April 1973 in Solingen; unmarried; Protestant

1979 – 1992
Primary and secondary school, Leverkusen

1992 – 1998
Studied law at the University of Bonn and the Humboldt University in Berlin (first state examination in law)

1998 – 2000
Project manager in the Communication and Marketing Department of Radio EINS (rbb radio broadcaster), Berlin

2000 – 2001
Trained at the Berliner Journalistenschule (Berlin School of Journalism)

2001 – 2002
Freelance journalist for Extra 3 (NDR television channel), Hamburg and the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Munich

2002 – 2003
Practical training at ZDF, the German television channel, Mainz

2004 – 2005
Editor and reporter for the breakfast television programme ZDF Morgenmagazin, Berlin

2006 – 2009
Editor in the Germany II division of Der Spiegel news magazine, Hamburg

2009 – 2012
Defence and security policy correspondent of Der Spiegel news magazine, Berlin Office

2013 – 2015
Deputy manager of the Berlin Office of Focus news magazine

2015 – 2016
Manager of the Berlin Office of RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland

since June 2016
Deputy Government Spokesperson and Deputy Head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government

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