Emil Hurezeanu

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Emil Hurezeanu
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Emil Hurezeanu in 2012
Born Emil Horaţiu Hurezeanu
(1955-08-26)August 26, 1955
Residence Germany
Nationality Romanian
Other names Emilian Horaţiu Hurezeanu
Citizenship the United States,
Education Master of Arts
Alma mater Babeş-Bolyai University,
University of Virginia,
Boston University
Occupation Journalist
Employer Realitatea-Caţavencu,
Radio Free Europe
Known for His journalistic activity
Home town Sibiu
Net worth € 6-7 million.[1]
Title Journalist
Spouse(s) Rucsandra Hurezeanu (b. Şipoş in Târgu Mureş, 1974)
Children Joachim,
Luca (b. 2005),
Toma (b. 2008)
Parent(s) Paraschiva and Ion Hurezeanu

Emil Horaţiu Hurezeanu (Romanian pronunciation: [eˈmil hureˈze̯anu]; born August 26, 1955 in Sibiu) is a Romanian journalist and writer. Since May 5, 2015 he serves as Romania's ambassador in Germany.


He graduated from the Law School of Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (1975–1979). Then, he worked as jurist in Alba County (1980–1981) and Mediaş (1981–1982) and at Eminescu Bookshop in Sibiu (1981).[2] Between 1981-1982, he studied at Vienna and in October 1983, Hurezeanu obtained political asylum in West Germany.

Journalistic activity[edit]

For more than a decade, he worked for the Romanian department of Radio Free Europe (1983–1994), in Munich. Also, after 1985, he studied political science at the University of Virginia and in 1990 he graduated from Boston University. He was the director of the Romanian department of Radio Free Europe for a few months in 1994. Then, he worked as director of the Romanian section of the Deutsche Welle from Cologne (1995–2002). Having returned to Romania for good in 2002, he was a personal adviser to Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Năstase (March–September 2003). In Romania, he worked for Antena 1, Radio Europa FM, România Liberă, and Realitatea TV. Hurezeanu was director of the Realitatea-Caţavencu trust in Romania between February 1, 2009 and October 2010.[3]

In 2008, Emil Hurezeanu was among the 500 richest Romanians, with an estimated wealth of €6-7 million.[4] [5]


Emil (or Emilian) Hurezeanu's mother, Paraschiva, was a teacher and his father, Ion, was an engineer. Emil Hurezeanu has a brother, Mihai Hurezeanu.

He is a distant relative of writer Ion Negoițescu (1921–1993).[6]

In 2004, Hurezeanu married Rucsandra (b. Şipoş in Târgu Mureş, 1974), a pharmacist by training. She studied the pharmaceutical marketing at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and is the daughter of Mioara Şipoş, one of the most important businesswomen in Mureş County and Transylvania.[7] They have two sons, Luca (b. 2005) and Toma (b. 2008).

Also, Hurezeanu has an older child from a previous relationship, Joachim, who lives in France.[8]


  • Lecţia de anatomie (1979)
  • Între câine şi lup (1996)
  • Cutia Neagră (1997)
  • Cetatile fortificate din Transilvania (2009). Editorial Artec.


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