Nathalie Wappler

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Director of Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen and
Deputy Director General

since March 2019

born 1968, Switzerland


Nathalie Wappler studied history, politics and Germanics at the University of Constance. Studies abroad took her to the University of Bristol in the UK and Stanford University in California. Nathalie Wappler began her professional career as an editor at 3sat (“Kulturzeit”), after which she worked at ARD/WDR (“Joachim Gauck”) and ZDF (“aspekte”, “Maybrit Illner”). From 2005 she worked at Swiss Television: initially as an editor on “Kulturplatz”. In 2008 she was appointed editor-in-chief of “Sternstunden” and in 2011 she took over as head of the culture department. As head of culture she brought together TV, radio and online editorial teams, modernized Radio SRF 2 Kultur and developed new film and series strategies. In 2016 Nathalie Wappler moved to MDR as programme director where she was in charge of the TV, radio and online offerings in the fields of culture, youth, education and knowledge and also was responsible for the musical ensembles.


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