Stefan Kornelius, 53, is foreign and editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s leading daily. He is coordinating foreign coverage for the paper and is contributing columns and editorials mainly on European, transatlantic and security issues.
From 1999 to 2000 he worked as deputy bureau chief of Süddeutsche Zeitung in Berlin. In his reporting career, Kornelius served as Washington Bureau Chief (1996-1999) and political correspondent from Bonn, where he covered chancellor Kohl and the then governing CDU. He had stints with the BBC in London and Stern magazine and was co-founder and editor of Medium Magazin, a special interest magazine for journalists.
Kornelius holds a masters degree from the London School of Economics. He won several journalism awards and has written books on Al Gore and Afghanistan. His latest work, a foreign policy biography of Chancellor Angela Merkel, was translated in 13 languages.