Tanit Koch

Journalist in Berlin, Deutschland

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Tanit Koch is the managing director of the German news channel n-tv and editor-in-chief of the central newsroom RTL, which is in the process of being set up. She is a member of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity and a much sought-after speaker and commentator on current affairs.

Until March 2018 Tanit Koch was editor in chief of the largest German newspaper BILD. Previously she held several positions within Axel Springer SE, among others as deputy editor BILD, bureau chief of BILD HAMBURG and senior editor within the editorial board of WELT Group. She started her career with a journalistic training at the politics/business desk of BILD and the Axel Springer Journalism School in 2005.

Tanit Koch grew up in Bonn, Germany. Before starting her professional career in Hamburg she lived in Ireland, Spain and France. She holds degrees in law and political science from Cologne University and Tübingen University. In 2018 she completed the Executive Program (SEP) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her affiliations include: Atlantik Brücke (Young Leader 2011), Friedrich Naumann Stiftung (alumna), British German Forum (2009), Akademische Gesellschaft Stuttgardia (since 1996). She serves as board member of Deutschlandstiftung Integration (since 2014).

Former Nato-Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen asked her to join the newly founded bi-partisan "Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity" (TCEI) in June 2018, in which leading figures in politics, tech and media are joining forces against efforts to undermine Western democracies.