Germany's Bild names first female editor-in-chief

5th November 2015, Comments 0 comments

Germany's Bild, Europe's most-read newspaper known equally for its pictures of topless women and political scoops, on Wednesday appointed a female editor-in-chief for the first time.

Tanit Koch, 38, is taking the reins of the tabloid-style newspaper from Kai Diekmann, 51, who has become publisher, the Axel Springer group in a statement.

The naming of a woman editorial chief is a small revolution for a newspaper that has for decades been dominated by men.

Bild prints 2.9 million copies, and says it has a daily readership of 11 million.

Besides its salacious coverage of celebrity news, Bild is also known in Germany for its strong political sources.

Koch worked at conservative paper Die Welt, also a publication of the Axel Springer group, before leading Bild's editorial team in the northern city of Hamburg.

© 2015 AFP

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