grew up in Basel in a bilingual environment, studied Psychology, Psychopathology and English in Zurich and wrote a dissertation thesis on »Sänger, Songs und triebhafte Rede. Rock als Erzählweise« [Singer, Songs and Libidinal Speech. Rock as a narrative form] (1997). Since the early 1990s he has worked for the Zurich newspaper »Tages-Anzeiger«. For many years he has worked in the Culture and National News sections, published large reports and portraits in the MAGAZIN, was the correspondent for Western Switzerland, reported from the Federal Parliament for six years, and has worked as a journalist ever since. In 2004 he was awarded the Zurich Journalists’ Award for a text on the journalist and historian Niklaus Meienberg. For more than 20 years he has been a lecturer at the Media Training Centre in Lucerne.