Curriculum Vitae


Robin Alexander is a reporter for Die Welt, a German news site and nation-wide newspaper, and for Welt am Sonntag, Germany’s largest Sunday quality paper. He is covering the politics of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. In 2017 his book “Die Getriebenen. Merkel und die Flüchtlingspolitik” about the German migration crisis was No 1 on the national bestseller list for weeks. The same year, Robin was named “German political journalist of the year” by the “Medium Magazin”. In 2013 Robin was awarded with the Theodor-Wolff-Preis. He appears frequently on German TV.

Before joining the Welt-Group in 2008 Robin was a reporter for the German Vanity Fair. Unfortunately, the daring attempt to establish a German version of the famous magazine lasted only one year but taught Robin a lot about the differences between American and German journalism. Robin studied history and journalism in Leipzig and was a trainee with taz-die tageszeitung, Germany’s leading alternative daily newspaper in Berlin.

He lives with his wife and three kids in Berlin.