Tom Buhrow

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Tom Buhrow
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Buhrow in 2018
Born (1958-09-29) 29 September 1958 (age 65)
Troisdorf, West Germany
(now Germany)

Tom Buhrow (born 29 September 1958) is a German journalist [1] who has been serving as intendant of the WDR since 2013.


Early life and education

Buhrow was born in Troisdorf. He studied history and political science in Bonn.


Career in journalism

In 1978, Buhrow worked at the local newspaper Bonner General-Anzeiger . In 1985, he was trained at the largest television station in North Rhine-Westphalia, WDR. Since 1986 he was the editor, reporter and bureau chief of the shows Aktuelle Stunde and West 3 Aktuell. He then worked as an editor and reporter at the most-seen German nightly news, the Tagesschau . [1]

In 1992/1993, Buhrow became the correspondent of the ARD bureau in Washington D.C. in the midst of the 1992 U.S. presidential election.

Between January 2000 and 2002, Buhrow worked as a correspondent at the ARD bureau in Paris. On 1 July 2002, he took over from Claus Kleber as chief of the ARD bureau in Washington; Kleber went to ZDF as the anchorman for the news programme heute-journal .

On 1 September 2006, Buhrow replaced Ulrich Wickert as the host of the news programme Tagesthemen. [1] He published a book about his years in the United States, Mein Amerika, Dein Amerika (My America, your America).

Intendant of WDR, 2013–present

Ruth Hieronymi, congratulates Tom Buhrow after he is elected intendant of the WDR Buhrow hieronymi 2012-05-29.jpg
Ruth Hieronymi, congratulates Tom Buhrow after he is elected intendant of the WDR

On 29 May 2013 Buhrow was elected intendant of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

Other activities

Personal life

Buhrow was married to his colleague Sabine Stamer, but divorced in April 2020. They have two daughters. [7]

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  1. 1 2 3 Raschke, Michael (30 November 2005). "Bush can not dampen his love of America" (in German). General-Anzeiger. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
  2. Board of Trustees Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre praktischer Politik (BAPP).
  3. Board of Trustees: Tom Buhrow Civis Media Foundation.
  4. Board of Trustees (2016–2019) Archived 2016-10-03 at the Wayback Machine International Journalists' Programmes (IJP).
  5. Board of Trustees Kunststiftung NRW, Düsseldorf.
  6. Board of Trustees German Cancer Foundation, Berlin.
  7. "Ehe-Aus bei Tom Buhrow!". BILD. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2020.