Marcel Rosenbach studied Political Science and Journalism at the University of Hamburg, went to the Henri-Nannen-School of Journalism and joined the German news weekly Der Spiegel in 2001. He has since worked on numerous investigations, mostly in the fields of business and national security; he was part of the Spiegel team that worked on the Wikileaks releases such as the Afghan and Iraq warlogs and diplomatic cables in 2010/11 and is one of the Spiegel journalists who had access to the Snowden files from summer 2013. Together with his colleague Holger Stark he has written two bestselling non-fiction books on WikiLeaks (Staatsfeind WikiLeaks 2011) and the NSA (Der NSA-Komplex, 2014). Rosenbach and Stark were named “Journalists of the Year” in 2014 and were part of Spiegel’s NSA reporting team that won the prestigious Henri Nannen Award for investigative reporting.
Marcel Rosenbach was selected for the 2014 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Codename Apalachee’