Steffen Hebestreit

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Government Spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit

Secretary of State Steffen Hebestreit is both the Federal Government Spokesperson and Head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government. He reports directly to Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

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Portrait of Steffen Hebestreit

Steffen Hebestreit

Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Born on 24 May 1972 in Frankfurt am Main, married, two children

1978 to 1991
Primary school and higher secondary school in Heusenstamm, Hesse

1991 to 1992
Civilian service with the Workers’ Samaritan Federation, Offenbach

1992 to 2000
Studied political science, American studies, medieval and modern history at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Degree: MA

2000 to 2002
Traineeship at the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper, Frankfurt am Main

2002 to 2006
Employed in the editorial department of Frankfurter Rundschau in Frankfurt am Main, covering news and later politics

2006 to 2010
Berlin correspondent for Frankfurter Rundschau

2010 to 2014
Berlin correspondent for the DuMont Group

2014 to 2015
Deputy Head of the Press Office of the SPD Party Executive and spokesperson of the SPD Secretary General

2015 to 2018
Head of Office of the Representation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to the Federation, Berlin

2018 to 2021
Spokesperson for the Federal Minister of Finance and Head of the Communications Sub-Department in the Federal Ministry of Finance

since December 2021
Head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government and Government Spokesperson with the rank of Permanent Secretary of State