Christoph von Marschall

Chief Diplomatic Correspondent
Der Tagesspiegel


Dr Christoph von Marschall is Chief Diplomatic Correspondent of “Der Tagesspiegel”, the leading daily in Berlin, a frequent guest on TV shows and radio commentator.

2017/18 he was the inaugural Helmut Schmidt Fellow of the Zeit Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the US, based in Washington DC with access to the White House. He wrote a book about the future of Transatlantic relations focusing on the expactations of France, Poland, the EU and the US towards Germany’s role:

“Wir verstehen die Welt nicht mehr. Deutschlands Entfremdung von seinen Freunden”, Herder Verlag 2018 (“We don’t understand the world anymore. Germany’s estrangement from its friends”)

He was born October 8, 1959 in Freiburg, studied East European History and Political Science in Freiburg, Mainz and Cracow (Poland), concluding with a PhD on Polish history in 1988 at Freiburg University.  In 1989 and 1990 he covered as a reporter for “Süddeutsche Zeitung” the peaceful regime change in Central Eastern Europe. Since 1991 he works for “Der Tagesspiegel”, Berlin, first in the newsroom and from 1995 to 2005 as Editorial Page Editor.

From 2005 to 2013 he served as US Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief. During the Obama presidency he was a member of the White House Press Corps.

He wrote biographies of Barack and Michelle Obama and a book on differences in political culture between the US and Germany.