Ulrich Deppendorf

Former Head of ARD Capital Studio

Born 27th January, 1950, in Essen (Germany)

1976: degree in law with first state examination at Wilhelms University Munster

From November 1976: editorial department traineeship, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (West German Radio – WDR)

1978 – 1979: reporter and editor of (news) programmes “Hier und Heute”, “Journal 3”, “Tagesschau” and “Tagesthemen”, WDR

1980: editor-in-chief for special projects, WDR Fernsehen (WDR tv)

1981 – 1986: reporter and editor, WDR editorial office of ARD-aktuell (General German Broadcast)

1986 – 1989: director, ARD-aktuell and deputy director, editorial group events of the day (Zeitgeschehen Aktuell)

From 1988: editor in charge of a number of special broadcasts

From December 1989: director editorial group events of the day (Zeitgeschehen Aktuell)

1991: second editor-in-chief, ARD-aktuell (“Tagesschau”, “Tagesthemen”)

1993 – 1999: first editor-in-chief, ARD-aktuell (“Tagesschau”, “Tagesthemen”)

1999 – 2002: editor-in-chief ARD capital Berlin studio and moderator of “The Berlin Report”

2002 – 2007: TV programme director, WDR Cologne



May 2007 – April 2015: director ARD capital studio Berlin