Stefan Leifert (born in 1977) is correspondent for ZDF German TV in Brussels since 2014, covering EU politics, NATO and Benelux. Previously he was correspondent for ZDF in Berlin for nine years. Prior to his trainee at ZDF in 2005 he worked as a freelancer for ARD Radio in Munich and different German newspapers. Leifert joined the Institut zur Förderung Publizistischen Nachwuchses (ifp), the Catholic Journalism School. He studied philosophy, theology and communication science in Munich and Dublin and graduated with a PhD in philosophy in 2006. Stefan Leifert is scholarship holder of Cusanuswerk and DAAD.