Wolfgang Büchner

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Deputy Government Spokesperson Wolfgang Büchner

Wolfgang Büchner is the Deputy Spokesperson of the Federal Government and Deputy Head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government. He informs the public of the work being done by the Federal Government.

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Wolfgang Büchner

Wolfgang Büchner

Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Born on 23 July 1966 in Speyer, married, four children


1973 to 1986
Primary school and upper secondary school in Speyer

1986 to 1988
Civilian service at the Ecumenical Welfare Centre in Speyer

1988 to 1992
Degree in political science at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Hamburg

1989 to 1991  
Trained as a journalist at Institut zur Förderung publizistischen Nachwuchses (ifp) in Munich

1992 to 1995
Northern Germany correspondent of the Associated Press (AP) news agency in Hamburg

1995 to 1999
Editor and managing editor at Reuters news agency in Bonn and Frankfurt

1999 to 2001
Managing editor of Financial Times Deutschland in Hamburg

2001 to 2009
Managing editor and editor-in-chief of SPIEGEL ONLINE in Hamburg

2009 to 2013
Editor-in-chief of Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) in Hamburg and Berlin

2013 to 2014
Editor-in-chief of DER SPIEGEL and SPIEGEL ONLINE

2015 to 2016
Managing director of Blick Group, Ringier AG, in Zurich

2017 to 2019
Managing director and editor-in-chief of RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland, Mediengruppe Madsack, in Hanover

2019 to 2021
Freelance journalist and communications consultant to the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the agency MSL Germany in Berlin

since December 2021
Deputy Spokesperson of the Federal Government and Deputy Head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government.