Elmar Theveßen (born 3 June 1967) is a German journalist and author and the bureau chief of ZDF-studio in Washington, D.C.
Theveßen studied history, political science and German studies at the University of Bonn. Foreign Policy and journalism he studied at American University in Washington, DC. From 1991 to 1995 Theveßen was tv-journalist for politics in ZDF-studio Bonn. Until 2001 Theveßen worked as tv-journalist for ZDF-studio in Washington, DC. From 2001 to 2002 he worked as tv-journalist for Frontal21 at ZDF. Since 2007 Theveßen was ZDF’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief and managing editor for the current affairs department in Mainz. Since March 2019 he is bureau chief of ZDF-studio in Washington, DC.
Theveßen is expert for international security and terrorism on German broadcaster ZDF for example 2016 Chemnitz terrorism plot, and member of Atlantik-Brücke.