Career to date
Larissa M. Bieler grew up in Bonaduz, Graubünden. She graduated from the University of Zurich in 2007, where she studied linguistics, management & economics and political sciences. After graduation, Larissa M. Bieler began her career as a lecturer and project assistant at Zurich University’s Department of German studies (Deutsches Seminar), and her linguistic work also took her to the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. During and after her degree, she spent a number of years working for local and regional media outlets as a freelance journalist. Larissa M. Bieler was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the “Bündner Tagblatt” in 2013. In January 2016, she took over as Editor-in-Chief of SWI swissinfo.ch, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) international media house. In October 2018, she was appointed Director of SWI and led the corporate unit in a dual role until summer 2022, when she handed over the Editor-in-Chief assignment to Mark Livingston. Since July 2022, Larissa M. Bieler has been a member of the SRG Executive Board.
SWISS TXT (member of the Board of Directors); Federal Media Commission (FMEC) (member); European Broadcasting Union (member); Swiss National Museum (member of the Museum Council); Stiftung Kultur im Waldhaus (member of the Foundation Board).