Michaela Wiegel, born in 1968 in Bremerhaven (Germany), writes about French politics and society for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Sunday edition Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and the weekly Die Woche. She is based as correspondent for France in Paris since February 1998.
She joined Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in 1995 and has covered European politics and French-German affairs. Before she worked as a freelancer for German TV Channel ARD, the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel and the weekly Wochenpost.
She is author of the first German biography of Emmanuel Macron, “A visionary for Europe, a challenge for Germany”, published in March 2018 (Europa Verlag).
A graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (“Sciences Po”), she studied as a McCloy Scholar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University) and holds a Master in Public Administration.
She won the Robert Goldmann prize for her coverage on Jewish life in France and was appointed Knight of the French Legion of Honour.