Holger Schmale (born in 1953) studied marketing, political science and history at the FU Berlin, before starting his training at dpa. He reported on news from West and East Berlin for dpa, and then spent ten years as a national political correspondent in Bonn. Between 1997 and 2001, he worked in Washington as a US correspondent for the agency, and then became a political correspondent for the Berliner Zeitung. In 2007, he took over the direction of the federal bureau. He changed positions in 2010, becoming the chief correspondent for the DuMont editorial team. From July 2012 to December 2015, he coordinated the political news coverage for the capital city editorial staff as departmental director. Since January 2016, he has been working as a full-time author.
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