Karl KönigSenior Advisor
Karl König‘s passion is communications and the media. An expert who also trained as an editor and reporter, he has 25 years’ experience of managing newspaper and TV editorial offices, TV stations and nationwide media organisations.
Karl started his editorial career at German regional newspaper Westfalen-Blatt. After working as a radio reporter in the exciting times immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, he moved into television. He was involved in and also helped to shape the golden age of private television, working for both the RTL Group and ProSiebenSAT1 Group. During his time at RTL, Karl was part of the teams that established RTL Extra and RTL Exclusiv. He managed ProSieben’s editorial offices and also served as joint managing director, managing director responsible for kabel eins, and managing director and chief operating officer for the group as a whole. Besides heading up editorial departments and establishing newsrooms, he had overall responsibility for the national broadcaster’s channels and played a part in implementing new digital business models. In addition Karl was one of the founders of WhatzLife, a microlearning training start-up.
Alongside his job he studied online and content marketing management. Karl lives in Munich.