Hubert Seipel, born in 1950, former editor and foreign correspondent for STERN and Der SPIEGEL, is one of Germany's most renowned investigative journalists, specialising in complex economic and political matters.
In 2012, the ARD broadcast Seipel’s documentary Ich, Putin – ein Portrait. At the beginning of 2014, he held the first worldwide television interview with Edward Snowden. In November 2014, he interviewed Putin on his position in the Ukraine conflict for the ARD. Twice his films received the German Television Prize, the Helmut-Schmidt Journalist Prize and the Adolf-Grimme-Prize.