The ORF Summer Talks will be moderated by a duo this year

The traditional ones ORF-“Summer talks” with the leaders of the parliamentary parties will be held this year by a duo of moderators. For the radio domestic politics journalist Julia Schmuck it is the debut in the TV format that has been tried and tested for 41 years. For “Zeit im Bild” moderator Tobias Pötzelsberger, it is the second assignment after moderating the “Summer Talks” 2019, like that ORF announced on Thursday.

Known from “Im Journal zu Gast”

For those especially for their since 2020 on O1 jewelry known from the interviews conducted in “Im Journal zu Gast” marks the series’ TV debut. “Conducting a live political interview is one of the most exciting things journalism has to offer – whether on the radio or on television. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be able to conduct the ‘Summer Talks’ together with Tobias Pötzelsberger after 14 years on the radio and challenge in equal measure,” said the 35-year-old in a broadcast. She started her career in 2007 at ORF Lower Austria. About a station on the radio Ö3 the native of St. Pölten joined the radio internal policy editorial team in 2015.

“ZiB” moderator

Pötzelsberger was hired by ORF Salzburg in 2004. Since October 2018 he has been reporting for “Zeit im Bild”, since 2020 he has been leading through the “ZIB” at 7.30 p.m. In 2019, Pötzelsberger received the Walther Rode Prize and was named “Journalist of the Year”.

For ORF-2 editor-in-chief Matthias Schrom, the fact “that this year an award-winning TV journalist and one of the most prominent radio domestic politics journalists in the country are leading together through the most respected political discussion format” is a “reflection of lived multimediality “. ORF Radio Editor-in-Chief Hannes Aigelsreiter takes the same line.

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