|Intro||German journalist, politician and diplomat|
|A.K.A.||Günter Kurt Willi Gaus|
|Was||Journalist Politician Diplomat|
|Birth||23 November 1929, Brunswick, Germany|
|Death||21 May 2004, Altona, Germany (aged 74 years)|
|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.
2001: Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Award for lifework