Dr. Claus Hecking
Correspondent, Reporter, Author.
My passion is my profession.
Since the beginning of 2017, I have been working as a reporter for SPIEGEL ONLINE, the leading German language news website and for CAPITAL, Germany´s premier business magazine.
From 2015 to 2016, I was an economic reporter for DIE ZEIT, Germany´s largest weekly news magazine. From 2012 to 2014, I worked for CAPITAL and SPIEGEL ONLINE.
My main topics are energy, climate and environment, the global economy, international finance and politics, EU and Europe and the Arab world.
Between 2005 and 2012, I worked for FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND as a finance correspondent, as a reporter and as an EU/NATO correspondent. Before that, I worked for BMW corporate communications and for DEUTSCHE WELLE, Germany international TV and radio broadcaster. During university, I was a freelancer for FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG, WELT AM SONNTAG and TAGESSPIEGEL, amongst others.
I studied business administration, law and political science in Muenster, Madrid und Brussels. After my PhD about the Belgian nationality conflict, I wrote a book about Belgium´s political system.
I used to live in Madrid, Brussels and Rio de Janeiro, and I spent a couple of months in each Rome, Lisbon and Dallas. This is why I speak English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Italian fluently. In 2015, I started to learn Arabic.