Monika Piel Biography
Monika Piel is a German television journalist and radio journalist. She studied Business economics in Cologne. Afterward, Monika studied Jura and Oriental Studies without graduating.
During her studies, She served as an assistant at the panel discussion Der Internationale Frühschoppen under Werner Höfer. From 1979 to 1989, She served as an editor and presenter for the current radio magazines of WDR 2.
Monika Piel Age
Monika Piel was born on 9 April 1951, in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. She is 71 years old.
Monika Piel Height
She has not shared any details regarding her height, however, a review is ongoing and this section will be updated as soon as possible.
Monika Piel Family
Monika was born and raised in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany by her loving and caring parents. However, information regarding her family members is under review and this section will be updated as soon as possible.
Monika Piel Husband
She is married to her handsome husband Roger Handt. The couple is blessed with a daughter.
Monika Piel Net Worth
Piel has an approximate net worth of $ 5 million.
Monika Piel Career
From 1982 to 1984, Piel served for WDR as a freelance journalist in Portugal. From 1989 to 1993 Piel was a radio correspondent for economic and financial policy at the WDR studio in Bonn. She then spent a year as head of the radio program group for business, agriculture, environment, and transport.
In 1994, Monika was appointed as an editor-in-chief of radio and became a program director at WDR 2. From the end of 1997 to 2007 she was radio director of WDR and from 2001 to 2003 she headed the ARD Radio Commission.
On 1 April 2007, She took over as the new director of WDR the successor to Fritz Pleitgen. When she was elected to the Broadcasting Council, she received 38 votes with two dissenting votes and two abstentions. Piel had no competitors after two candidates, ZDF editor-in-chief Nikolaus Brender and NDR Justiciar Werner Hahn had withdrawn.
From 2007 to 2013, Monika served as director of German broadcaster WDR. She prematurely terminated her employment on 30 April 2013 for health reasons. She had sleep disorders and tachycardia and was diagnosed with arteriosclerosis in January 2013.
From 2011 to mid-2016, She was CEO of the Cologne Cathedral Cultural Foundation and has been a member of the Board of Trustees since August 2016.