Jörg Schönenborn

Television Director WDR


Jörg Schönenborn has been Television Director at WDR and Television Film Co-ordinator at ARD since 1 May 2014. He studied Journalism and Political Science and, after a period of practical training, worked as a radio and television editor at WDR and also as Home Affairs Correspondent for the news programmes “Tagesschau” and “Tagesthemen”. From 1997 to 2002, he headed the Current Affairs Editorial Team for WDR Television. Between 2002 and 2014, he was WDR´s Television Editor-in chief and Head of its Politics and Current Affairs programmes. Under his management, a series of successful information formats was developed, including “hart aber fair” (hard but fair) and “Wahlarena” (Election Arena).
Jörg Schönenborn regularly presents election broadcasts for “Das Erste” channel, as well as “ARD-Presseclub”. He has received several awards for his coverage.