Annette Bruhns started her career as a freelance radio journalist in Berlin. She was student of the Henri-Nannen-School of Journalism and proceeded to become an editor at Greenpeace Magazine. Since 1995 she has been an editor at DER SPIEGEL, first in politics and later for SPIEGEL science and SPIEGEL history (SPIEGEL Wissen, SPIEGEL Geschichte). In 2004, she wrote a SPIEGEL-book on clandestine children of catholic priests (“Gottes heimliche Kinder”) together with a colleague. She won the “Journalistenpreis Bio 2006” for a research on European agro-politics; 2012 she and a team won the Richard-von-Weizsäcker-Journalistenpreis for an article on where and how people die.
Bruhns is cofounder and was chair of the association “ProQuote Medien”, an astoundingly successful campaign for more female editors-in-chief. Currently, she is in charge of SPIEGEL’s inland news and is correspondent for Schleswig-Holstein. Annette Bruhns, a passionate sailor, is mother of an 18-year-old daughter and lives in Hamburg.