Monday, November 29

Pinar Atalay speaks about the change from ARD to RTL

Why do public broadcasters lose so many familiar faces? Pinar Atalay talks about the reasons for her switch from “Tagesthemen” to RTL, about her work as a journalist and the future of television.

Interview by

Marc Beise and Caspar Busse

It was one of the most sensational changes in the television industry this year: Pinar Atalay, 43, switched from the ARD “Tagesthemen” to the private broadcaster RTL in the summer and is now moderating the program “RTL Direkt” there at the same time. At lunchtime she has time for a conversation, in the evening it goes back to the transmitter.

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