Education degree in English, French, University Bonn, 1969.
Teacher English, French, Ursulines Private School, Bonn, 1970-1982; freelance journalist, General-Anzeiger, Bonn, FAZ newspaper, Frankfurt, since 1983; intern, Le Figaro, Paris, 1985; visiting journalist, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1985; script writer, NDR-television, WDR-television, Cologne, Germany, since 1986; producer, RTL, Cologne, 1988-1993; journalist, Handelsblatt, Düsseldorf, since 1991.
Conductor youth choir, 1974-1985. Member Parish Council, Bonn, 1973-1977, president 1977-1985. Board directors Committee of Citizens of Bonn North, 1974-1981, president 1981-1993.
Member Catholic Journalists and Publications, Soroptimist International (vice president German union 1993-1995, president 1995-1997), Club Bonn (representative to Council Europe).
Married Kaaf, July 25, 1970 (divorced April 1985).