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Verena Nierle co-founded BR Recherche, the investigative unit of Bayerischer Rundfunk, in 2016 and currently serves as the team leader of BR Recherche and BR Data. The work of the investigative and data journalists has been honored with numerous awards, including the Deutscher Wirtschaftsfilmpreis, the Georg Schreiber-Medienpreis, and the Journalistenpreis des Weissen Rings, and has been nominated multiple times for the Deutscher Radiopreis. Verena Nierle is also a lecturer and trainer in investigative research, including for the trainees of Bayerischer Rundfunk. Previously, she worked as an editor for the political magazine programme Kontrovers and for current affairs specials on BR television. From 2001 to 2003, Verena Nierle was a trainee at BR. Before that, she studied Modern History and French in Munich and Paris.

Portraitfoto von Verena Nierle.