News Item, , Gütersloh/Hamburg: Karin Schlautmann to become new Bertelsmann Stiftung communications director

Karin Schlautmann (41), editor-in-chief of “Frau im Spiegel,” will succeed Dr. Richard Wagner as new director of communications at the Bertelsmann Stiftung on May 1, 2007.

Karin Schlautmann has many years of experience in the print media and has held a number of management positions within the industry. Following her studies in Literature and History, she completed a journalism internship at the “Westfalen-Blatt” newspaper in Bielefeld. She then served as editor for Thomas Gottschalk’s Late Night Show and held a number of positions at the “Bild” newspaper, finally as lead reporter and executive editor for the Entertainment division. Following that she joined the staff of “Bunte” and served as associate editor-in-chief of “Gala” before becoming editor-in-chief of “Frau im Spiegel” in October 2002".

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