Tom Buhrow (born 29 September 1958) is a German journalistwho has been serving as intendant of the WDR since 2013.
Buhrow was born in Troisdorf. He studied history and political science in Bonn.
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 .
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.He published a book about his years in the United States, Mein Amerika, Dein Amerika (My America, your America).
On 29 May 2013 Buhrow was elected intendant of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).
Buhrow was married to his colleague Sabine Stamer, but divorced in April 2020. They have two daughters.
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