Günter Gaus

Intro German journalist, politician and diplomat
A.K.A. Günter Kurt Willi Gaus
Was Journalist Politician Diplomat
From Germany
Type Journalism Politics
Gender male
Birth 23 November 1929, Brunswick, Germany
Death 21 May 2004, Altona, Germany (aged 74 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Politics Social Democratic Party of Germany

Günter Gaus (23 November 1929 – 14 May 2004) was a German journalist and politician.

Life and achievements

Gaus was born in Braunschweig and studied German studies and history at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In the 1950s and 1960s, Gaus worked as a print journalist for the leading German news magazine Der Spiegel and later as a TV presenter for the public-service television broadcaster ZDF. From 1974 to 1981 Gaus was chargé d'affaires for the Permanent Missions of Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, the permanent representative of the West German FDR in the East German GDR. His daughter ist German journalist Bettina Gaus.

Awards

2001: Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Award for lifework

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