Armin Wolf

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Armin Wolf (2008)

Armin Wolf (born August 19, 1966) is an Austrian journalist and television anchor and is well known in Austria.

Since 2002, he has been presenting ORF's (Austria's public television network) news show ZIB 2, first alternating with Ingrid Thurnher, then with Marie-Claire Zimmermann, and presently with Marielouise Lorenz-Dittlbacher. ZIB 2 is being broadcast Mondays through Fridays and has a market share of up to approximately 30 percent. For his interviews he has been distinguished with numerous awards, e.g. "Journalist of the Year" 2004 and three Romy awards as Austria's most popular TV anchor in 2006, 2007, and 2012. For Austria's most popular Twitter account he was elected "Onliner of the Year" in the Media category by visitors to the web site and by visitors to's Facebook page in 2011.

Born in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Wolf began his broadcasting career in 1985 as a freelance reporter for ORF's local studio there. In 1987 he moved to Vienna as a reporter and editor for foreign affairs at ORF's premier radio station Ö1. 1991/92 he was based in Washington D.C. as U.S.-correspondent. From 1995 to 2002 he was political editor, chief correspondent and managing editor of various TV news programs at ORF.

Wolf graduated from the University of Vienna with a master's degree and from the University of Innsbruck with a doctorate in political science. In 2010 he earned an MBA degree at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership at Steinbeis University, Berlin. He published two books about political communication and teaches courses in political science at the universities of Vienna and Innsbruck. He lives with his wife, Austrian journalist Euke Frank (editor-in-chief of the popular magazine Woman), and her two children in Vienna.


This article is based in part on material from the German Wikipedia

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