Boenisch worked as journalist for German newspaper BILD, where he became in 1961 editor-in-chief. He was the founder of magazine Bravo. From 1978 to 1981 he worked for German newspaper Die Welt. From 19 May 1983 to 14. June 1985 Boenisch was speaker of German cabinett Helmut Kohl. In 2001, he became president of organisation Union-Clubs von 1867. Boenisch married three times.
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