Claus-Erich Boetzkes retires from the afternoon editions of “Tagesschau”. The TV veteran is replaced by two new faces. These are his successors.
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At the end of the 90s, Claus-Erich Boetzkes first flashed “Tagesschau” on the screens. The television journalist presented the releases at 12, 2, 3, 4 and 5 pm. But now the 65-year-old is leaving news formatting after nearly 25 years and retiring. ARD has already provided an alternative. Susan Stechler and Michael Puelets will take over the role in the future. There are no unfamiliar faces to the audience.
The 52-year-old, for example, already has experience with afternoon programming. She stepped in as an alternative to vacation now and then knowing: “The exciting thing is that the news world often turns particularly fast between 12pm and 5pm, and a lot is still in flux and we can keep viewers updated every hour.”
Susan Stitchler will lead the afternoon edition of Tageschau. (Source: NDR / Thorsten Jander)
She started her career in the early 90s with an internship on radio, soon after that she ended up on television and at the end of the 90s she got her own show: “Bean Can, Susan”. Since 2004 she has been in front of the camera for “Tagesschau”. In addition, she has been running the special program “ARD Extra” since March 2020.
Michail Paweletz should also look familiar to the audience. The 56-year-old has been part of the ‘Tagesschau’ spokesperson team since 2004 and has managed for example at ‘tagesschau24’ and ‘Nachtmagazin’. “Managing the country’s most famous and important news program is an honor and a mission to me, and I look forward to it with responsibility and anticipation,” he says of his new appointments.
Michael Paulitz can be seen in the future in “Tageschau”. (Source: NDR / Thorsten Jander)
The Heidelberg student studied music and also took speech lessons while studying. In 1995, the 30-year-old made his debut. He has been on “ARD-aktuell” since 2004, and in 2012 he played a news anchor in “Tatort”.
Starting in January 2022, Michael Paulitz and Susan Stitchler will take over the broadcasts for Klaus Eric Boetzkes. By the way, there is another primitive rock of the “Tageschau” type going with it within a short period of time. At the end of last year, Jean Hofer said goodbye to ARD after 16 years as chief speaker. Rather than retire as initially announced, Hofer switched to RTL.