Kay Walter Text und TV

Kay Walter

text and TV

Studied German, Journalism and History at the University of Göttingen. After working as a marketing director for the Pahl-Rugenstein publishing house and as managing director of Pick-Up film productions, he became a correspondent and reporter for German public broadcasters, initially in Cologne and Düsseldorf and later in Bonn, Berlin and Brussels. He currently broadcasts and writes from Paris – including regular contributions to “Cicero” magazine.

Professional background

Since 2017

Freelance editor for Europaforum, CIVIS Media Foundation in Berlin and Paris

2007 – 2017

Freelance editor for the “Kontraste” TV series and for public broadcaster SWR’s capital city studio in Berlin

Since 2004

Event presentation, media and camera training

1997 – 2007

Reporter and presenter at broadcaster Phoenix; reporting for public broadcasters from Bonn, Berlin and Brussels

1998 – 2001

Senior correspondent for broadcaster Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin

1991 – 1998  

Freelance editor, documentaries and features for public broadcasters ARTE, ZDF and WDR

1989 – 1992

Managing director of PickUp film and TV productions, Cologne

1988 – 1989

Head of Marketing & Sales at the Pahl-Rugenstein publishing house, Cologne

1979 – 1988

Abitur (German certificate of general qualification for university entrance) / Studied German, Journalism and History at the University of Göttingen (Magister atrium)


Lecturer on (crisis) communications at AIK Strausberg

Training and advanced training for journalists, among others for the “Rheinische Post” newspaper; central editorial office of the Bundeswehr; press office of the Deutsche Bundesbank, amnesty international and internationally on behalf of the Deutsche Welle Academy


Native German, English (fluent), French (fluent) Italian (basic)


111 Places in Brussels That You Shouldn’t Miss (German/English/French)

111 Structures in Paris That Tell Us About History (German/French)

111 Structures on the Canal du Midi That You Shouldn’t Miss (German/French)