Alexandra Föderl-Schmid is a member of the Reuters Institute's Advisory Board.
She is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Süddeutsche Zeitung. She worked as Israel Correspondent for this German newspaper and was co-publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Austrian newspaper Der Standard until 2017. The first woman in Austrian history to have held such a post, she previously reported extensively on European issues, including the wars in former Yugoslavia and EU enlargement.
She was born 1971 in Haslach, Austria, and is a graduate of the Wels Journalism School. She gained her master degree at the University of Salzburg followed by a doctorate in Communications Studies, also from the University of Salzburg. She has reported extensively on European issues, mainly from a base in Germany.
She was an APA/Geiringer journalist fellow at the Reuters Institute in 2005.