Marcus Schuler was born in Esslingen (Germany). Since July 2017 he is the west coast correspondent of Europe’s largest public broadcaster ARD in San Francisco covering Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California’s capital Sacramento. He supplies ARD not only with news from the world’s tech mecca but also with a whole range of topics that the US West Coast has to offer.
After completing high school, military service with the German Armed Forces Radio as a 2nd Lieutenant and an internship with the German-Jewish emigrant newspaper “Aufbau” in New York, he worked for one year as a trainee at the BBC World Service in London.
He then studied politics in Bonn. During his studies, he started working for the former cult radio station and ARD affiliate SWF3 in Baden-Baden, where he hosted the morning show.
In 1998, he received the Kurt Magnus Award, which is given to young radio journalists of ARD. At ARD’s affiliate SWR (Southwest German Broadcasting Corp.), he set up Germany’s first tri-medial youth program, DASDING, for which he and his team received the then still new Grimme Online Award in 2002.
In 2003, Marcus Schuler moved to ARD affiliate BR (Bavarian Broadcasting Corp.) in Munich, Germany. There, he was responsible for ARD and everything digital as a consultant and personal assistant to the CEO of BR. From 2015, he helped to establish a new development department in BR, which helped to streamline and shape BR’s standing in the digital world.
In his spare time, he podcasts (Geek Week) and loves to photograph and shoot movies.
He can be reached at:
marcus (dot) schuler (at) ard-siliconvalley.com
or via DM on Twitter