Štefan Hríb was born in 1965 in Bratislava, Slovakia. He studied microelectronics on Slovak Technical University where he graduated in 1988. Since 1991 he worked in the Czechoslovak daily newspaper Lidové noviny as commentator from Slovakia, since 1992 he was commentator and editor of Radio Free Europe. Since 1999 he was editor in chief of Domino fórum (Slovak national weekly). From 2004 he is author and moderator of the weekly TV talkshow Pod lampou. In 2004 he established Slovak opinion leader weekly newspaper Týždeň (The Week), where he is Editor in Chief.