He interviewed many powerful politicians and wrote unforgettable foreign reports. Gerd Ruge was a journalist legend. He has now died at the age of 93.
ARD longtime correspondent and journalist Gerd Ruge has died. He died on Friday at the age of 93 in Munich, the Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR) announced on Saturday. Ruge cited for many years as a correspondent from countries such as Russia and the United States. He was considered a legendary reporter.
ARD President and WDR Director Tom Buhrow said: “Gerd Ruge was one of the great personalities of the first hour of journalism. . ” He was a valuable contemporary witness to important political events at home and abroad. “His numerous foreign reports and travel reports will be unforgettable. The public loved him for it,” Buhrow added. For many generations to come, journalists have been a model and a guide.
Rouge was born on August 9, 1928 in Hamburg. His professional career is mainly shaped by his work at ARD. The WDR journalist has worked in various positions for public service broadcasters. Some stations: in the 1950s he went to Moscow as an ARD correspondent and in the 1960s worked in the USA. In the early 1970s, the ARD chief correspondent took over the management of the WDR studio in Bonn. For a few years in the 1970s he worked for the daily newspaper “Die Welt” in China, after which he worked again for ARD.
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