Michael Wegener works as the head of content center at ARD News, Germany´s leading news broadcaster and one of the two public TV channels in Germany. The content center was established in 2011 and combines international picture research and research in the field of social media as well as the verification of videos from the internet. Michael joined ARD in 2005 as head of ARD’s Eurovision office after having worked as a news editor for the Eurovision News Exchange in the EBU offices in Geneva and New York (2000 – 2005). Until 1999, Michael worked as a bulletin editor and reporter for Ostdeutsche Rundfunk Brandenburg, the regional affiliate of ARD in Eastern Germany. Michael is a political science graduate of the Free University Berlin and a Fulbright scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA).