Head of PUR+, ZDF – Germany

Silke studied Romance studies, German language and literature studies in Mainz, Rouen and Salamanca. After her study she first worked at the Frankfurt Book Fair and as an author in an advertising agency. In 1994, she went to ZDF, where she worked as an editor and author for various programs like PUR+ and Stark!. Silke received several awards for her work, such as the “Golden Sparrow” in 2008 and the Robert Geisendörfer Prize in 2011. In 2016, she was nominated for the Adolf Grimme Prize. Since March 2015 she is Head of the Youth Magazine PUR+ of ZDF.

Silke Penno