Gregor Peter Schmitz

Editor in Berlin, Deutschland

Gregor is currently editor-in-chief of Augsburger Allgemeine, with a daily circulation of more than 300.000 one of the largest German dailies. Prior to that, he served as Berlin bureau chief of WirtschaftsWoche, Germany's leading business magazine. Previously, he was Europe correspondent for DER SPIEGEL, Germany´s newsmagazine, in Brussels - and from 2007 to 2013 as Washington correspondent for the magazine, covering the White House and two presidential campaigns. Gregor was part of SPIEGEL's WikiLeaks and NSA and was awarded the prestigious Arthur F. Burns and Henri Nannen Prize for his reporting. His bestelling first book, co-authored with George Soros ("Wetten auf Europa - Warum Deutschland den Euro retten muss, um sich selbst zu retten"), was translated into more than ten languages worldwide.

Prior to his work with SPIEGEL, Gregor headed the Brussels Office of Bertelsmann Foundation, a think tank. He is a graduate of Harvard University (MPA) and Cambridge University (MPhil) and holds a law degree from Munich University. He also studied at Sciences-Po Paris and earned a doctorate in political science. In addition to his writing, Gregor is a frequent radio and TV commentator. He is a member of the Atlantic Council, a Young Leader of the American Council on Germany and a McCloy Scholar of the German National Merit Foundation.

In 2018 and 2019, Gregor was recognized as one of the „Journalists of Year“ in Germany. Also, he was awarded the Thedor-Wolff-Preis, one of the most prestigious German journalism awards - and he won accolades for his live interview format „Augsburger Allgemeine Live“, which featured guests such as Chancellor Angela Merkel.