Bernd Mütter

Bernd Mütter

Bernd Mütter © Frédéric Maigrot

Born in Paderborn on 18 April 1977


Professional Background

  • 2018-2021: Programme Director and member of the Management Board, ARTE G.E.I.E., Strasbourg.
  • June 2015 – December 2017: Deputy Programme Director and Head of TV/Web Programme Planning, ARTE G.E.I.E., Strasbourg. Responsible for programme planning, online content, media research and broadcasting.
  • July 2012-June 2015: Supervised selected programme projects, such as the 10-part documentary Geliebte Feinde. Die Deutschen und die Franzosen
  • 2011-June 2015: Advisor to the Director of European Satellite Programmes and ARTE Vice-President Dr Gottfried Langenstein
  • 2008-2011: Managing editor at the weekly TV magazine ZDF-History, authored documentaries and contributions to ZDF-History, heute-journal, ZDFspezial, etc.
  • 2008-2011: Lectured in history journalism at Justus Liebig University, Giessen
  • 2004-2007: Editor at ZDF, Contemporary History Unit, researcher for historical TV documentaries, author of articles on contemporary history for magazines and popular science books
  • 1996-2004: Free-lance newspaper journalist



  • 1997-2004: Studied history at the University of Bielefeld (minors: German, theology) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • 1999-2000: Member of the University of Bielefeld Senate
  • 1996: Advanced school-leaving certificate from the Gymnasium in Verl

Works and publications

  • 2013: Edited Geliebte Feinde. Die Deutschen und die Franzosen, ZDF/ARTE (10-part documentary, with Wolfgang Bergmann and Stefan Brauburger), conceptual design for the accompanying website (with Marlene Stube and Katharina Krohmann)
  • 2010: Authored the prime-time documentary Der 11. September 2001. Der Tag des Terrors (with Alexander Berkel)
  • 2010: Authored the documentary Schicksalstag 1. Mai – Der lange Weg zum Tag der Arbeit (with Christel Fomm)
  • 2008: Authored the prime-time documentary Die heißesten Momente des Kalten Krieges, ZDF (with Andreas Orth et al.)



  • 2014: Series Geliebte Feinde. Die Deutschen und die Franzosen [Beloved Enemies: The Germans and the French] nominated for the Deutscher Fernsehpreis
  • 2014: Online pendant to Geliebte Feinde. Die Deutschen und die Franzosen nominated for the Deutsch-Französischer Journalistenpreis


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26 March 2018