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Wolfgang Krach

Wolfgang Krach

Editor-in-Chief, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany

Wolfgang Krach is Editor-in-Chief of Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest selling national quality newspaper in Germany, based in Munich. As editor, Krach led Süddeutsche Zeitung's investigation of the Panama Papers – a cooperation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. In 2016 Süddeutsche Zeitung received a second massive leak of secret documents relating to the offshore tax dealings of the super-rich. Krach again decided to share the 13,4-million documents with the ICIJ and the year-long #ParadisePapers investigation involved 96 media corporations, 380 journalists in 67 countries. Krach has been with the Munich-based paper since 2003. He joined as Managing Editor from the Hamburg-based DER SPIEGEL magazine where he headed the national desk.  Krach studied philosophy and worked for several news agencies (AP, Reuters, dpa) and served as Munich correspondent for the regional daily Donaukurier. From 1993 to 1997, he was a political reporter at STERN magazine in Hamburg and deputy bureau chief in Berlin of DER SPIEGEL.