Thomas Roth (journalist)

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Thomas Roth (born November 21, 1951 in Heilbronn) is a German news anchor presenter and television presenter.

Heilbronn Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Television presenter person who introduces or hosts television programs

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He grow up in Heilbronn and attended the local Justinus-Kerner-Gymnasium. He then studied English Literature and German in Heidelberg. In the early 1980s Roth graduated as volunteer at the South German Radio and presented on the radio program SDR 3 the youth program Point . From 1988 to 1991 Thomas Roth was ARD - Correspondent and studio manager in Johannesburg, then he worked in the ARD studio in Moscow. In 1995 he was the radio director of the WDR, before returning in 1998 for four years as a studio manager to Moscow. On 1 May 2002 Thomas Roth took over the post as host and chief editor of the ARD studio in Berlin. [1] From 1 April 2007, he was again head of ARD Studio Moscow. From December 2008 until the summer of 2013 he was head of ARD studio in New York City. [2]

German language West Germanic language

German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol in Italy, the German-speaking Community of Belgium and Liechtenstein. It is one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages that are most similar to the German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch, including Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish. There are strong similarities in vocabulary with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, although those belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.

Heidelberg Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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From August 5, 2013, Thomas Roth was the host of Tagesthemen succeeding Tom Buhrow. In April 2016 it was announced that he will leave the show and retire. His successor was Ingo Zamperoni. [3]

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Tom Buhrow German journalist

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The Action Reconciliation Service for Peace is a German peace organization founded to confront the legacy of Nazism.

Thomas Roth is a member of the organization Reporters Without Borders and held in the Berlin Academy of Arts on September 25, 2014, a speech on the 20th anniversary of the founding of the German section of the organization.

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Work by Roth

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  1. Interview mit Thomas Roth: "Ein bisschen Lampenfieber bleibt",, 1. August 2013
  2. Thomas Roth als neuer Leiter des ARD-Studios in New York eingeführt WDR, Pressemitteilung vom 12. Dezember 2008
  3. "Ingo Zamperoni kommt zu den tagesthmen" (in German).
  4. Board of Trustees Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ASF).