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Max Hofmann

Max Hofmann
Maximilian Hofmann

1974 (age 44–45)
Tübingen, West Germany
(now Germany)
Alma materCELSA, Paris-Sorbonne, Île-de-France, Free University of Berlin, Germany
OccupationBureau Chief of Deutsche Welle Studio Brussels
Years active1999 – present
Home townSchwäbisch Hall, Germany

Maximilian Hofmann is a German broadcast journalist who is the bureau chief of the Deutsche Welle Studio in Brussels in Belgium since 2014.[1][2][3][4]

Early life

Hofmann was born in 1974 in Tübingen, West Germany, and grew up in Schwäbisch Hall. His father is German, his mother was American, and in his early life he spent summers with his cousins in Indiana.[5]


From 2002 to 2003, Hofmann volunteered at Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany.

From 1998 to 2002, he attended the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and received a [[Master of Arts]] in Communication and Journalism, and North American Studies.

From 1996 to 1998, he attended CELSA, Paris-Sorbonne, Île-de-France, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism.

In 1994, he graduated from Gymnasium bei St. Michael, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.[6]


Hofmann has been working for Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) since 2005. From 2005 to 2010, he worked as the Personal Editor for the Managing Director of DW in Germany, working on various special projects. From 2008 to 2010, he also worked as the Moderator for the DW Clipmania and Deutsche Beats shows.[7] [8][9][10][11][12]

From 2010 to 2014, Hofman was as a Senior Correspondent for North America at the DW Studio in Washington, D.C., United States.[13]

Since 1 August 2014, Hofmann has been DW's European Correspondent and the Brussels Bureau Chief in charge of the DW Studio in Belgium, reporting on the European Union (EU), NATO, Benelux and France.[14][2][15] On 9 May 2018, Hofmann and Tagesthemen moderator Caren Miosga jointly conducted a French-language TV interview with President Emmanuel Macron, his first with a German television channel.[16]

From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a News Anchor for the Journal, a DW news program in Germany.

From 2003 to 2005, Hofmann worked as a Television and Radio Reporter for Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) in Germany.

From 2000 to 2002, he worked as an Anchor for Radio Eins, an rbb station, in Germany.[9]

From 1999 to 2000, Hofmann worked as an Anchor for Star FM Radio, a rock station in Germany.[9]


RIAS Berlin Commission Award

On 30 May 2010, Max Hofmann and Christoph Lanz received the RIAS Berlin Commission New Media Award for their documentary, Eingemauert or Walled In. This production, first published as a streaming video on the DW website, is an exploration of the nature of the inner German border. This animated reconstruction of the Berlin Wall is an educational work published on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.[17][18][19][20][21]


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  2. ^ a b "Brussels, Belgium: Close and Authentic". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Max Hofmann - European Correspondent, Brussels Bureau Chief, DW, Belgium". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Deutsche Welle Commentaries by Max Hofmann". 'Deutsche Welle, Germany'. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  5. ^ ""Max Hoffman - How To Cover More Than One Reality (Video)". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Gymnasium bei St. Michael, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany". Gymnasium bei St. Michael, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  7. ^ "CLIPMANIA: World Wide Video - You are TV". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Deutsche Beats: Volkmar Kramarz und Thomas Anders über Kraftwerk". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  9. ^ a b c "CLIPMANIA: 'User-Generated Content' on German Public Television". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  10. ^ "MDR und Deutsche Welle Erzählen im Magazin Clipmania die Geschichten Hinter den Internetvideos (MDR and Deutsche Welle Tell the Stories Behind the Internet Videos in the Magazine Clipmania)". Berliner Zeitung, Germany. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Clipmania Zeigt die Menschen Hinter den Internetvideos (Clipmania Shows the People Behind the Internetvideos)". Der Tagesspiegel, Germany. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Deutsche Welle Präsentiert Deutsche Beats – Die Erfolgreichsten Musiker aus Deutschland (DW Presents Deutsche Beats, the Most Successful Musicians from Germany)". RADIOSZENE, Germany. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Commentary by DW-Correspondent, Max Hofmann, in Washington, D.C." Deutsche Welle, Germany. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Brussels, Belgium at the Heart of European Politics". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 8 January 2004. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Deutsche Welle - Max Hofmann, Bureau Chief, Brussels, Belgium". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  16. ^ Bernd Riegert (May 9, 2018), Macron: Mit der EU den USA Paroli bieten Deutsche Welle.
  17. ^ "RIAS Berlin Commission Awards - May 2010". RIAS Berlin Commission, Germany and United States. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  18. ^ Hofmann, Max; Lanz, Christoph (30 June 2009). ""Eingemauert" or "Walled In"". Deutsche Welle, Germany. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Wo Ist Die Mauer? (Where Is The Wall?)". Deutsche Welle, Germany. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Walled in! : What the Cold War Frontier Divided Germany Was Really Like". WorldCat. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  21. ^ "New York Festivals - 2011 World's Best Television & Films Winners". NEW YORK FESTIVALS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS GROUPS, LLC, USA. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

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