ARD editor-in-chief fails in SR director election

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The SR Broadcasting Council has made its choice: journalist and media manager Martin Grasmück becomes the new director of the Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR).

The Broadcasting Council elected the 50-year-old to the highest office of the public broadcaster on Tuesday, as the chairman of the body, Gisela Rink, said after the election in Saarbrücken.

Grasmück is currently Deputy Program Director at the SR. His competitors for the election were SR editor-in-chief Armgard Müller-Adams (47) and ARD editor-in-chief Rainald Becker (61). Grasmück’s term of office begins on May 1st and lasts for six years.

The election had become necessary because director Thomas Kleist (65), who has been in office since 2011, will be leaving at the end of April. Actually, his term of office would have lasted two years. Among other things, he justified his move as follows: The time is ripe for a change of staff to the younger generation.


Source: DIGITAL FERNSEHEN by www.digitalfernsehen.de.

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