Curriculum Vitae

Franz Alt

Date of Birth:     


Political Science, History,  Philosophy, Theology
1967 Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis on Konrad Adenauer

Professional Career:

Editor and reporter with Südwestrundfunk (South German Radio and Television)

Head and presenter of the political program "Report"                        

Since 1992 
Head of "Zukunftsredaktion" at Südwestrundfunk and from 

Head and presenter of the  political program "Querdenker"(Unconventional thinker) in 3sat and until 2003 Head and presenter of the 3sat program "Grenzenlos" (Boundless/without borders)

From 2003
Freelance writer of background reports and commentaries for over 40 newspapers and magazines and guest lecturer/speakerat conferences and events worldwide.



1978 Bambi
1979 Adolf-Grimme Prize
1980 Golden Camera
1983 Karl-Hermann-Flach Prize | Drexel Prize | Hans-Thoma Medal
1987 SevenPiper Prize
1992 "Golden Swallow" Environmental Prize
1994 German Solar Prize for Journalism
1997 European Solar Prize for Journalism
1998 The "Golden Ö"
2000 Environment Award from the town of Landau
2002 Environment-Online Award
2003 Human Rights "Award 2003"
2004 German Industry and Commerce Environmental Prize | German Solar Prize for the Internet page "Sonnenseite"
2005 The Steiger Award | The Golden Tree
2006 Award for Innovation - Bigi and Franz Alt
2007 "The golden flower of Rheydt" | (The eldest German Award for Environment)
2011 "Speaker of the Year" and Member of the "Hall of Fame"
2011 "Democracy-Award"
2012 Utopia-Award 2012 (
2013 GREEN BRAND Germany 2013 – Dr. Franz Alt (
2014 Ehrenpreis der Norddeutschen Bauwirtschaft für sein Lebenswerk.