Antonia Rados‘s Biography
Antonia Rados is one of the most popular foreign correspondents on German television, and a multi-award winning journalist.
Since 2009 she has been the chief reporter on issues abroad for the Media Group RTL. Her reports on the Iraq war in 2003 and the Arab Spring, often broadcasted live under dangerous conditions, brought Rados international recognition. She is well known as a crisis reporter, and Middle East expert through her dedicated reports from war zones.
Rados began as a freelancer at ORF in 1979, reporting in Lebanon and Iran. In 1989, she reported on the revolution in Romania. After working three years as a special correspondent for ARD she moved to RTL in 1993, and in 1995 was named director of the RTL office in Paris. A year later she became their chief foreign correspondent. In 2008, she switched to ZDF.
She has received many awards, a Romy for the Gulf War report in 1991 and another in 2003 for the documentary ‘Our Friend Saddam’, a co-production with ARTE. She also received the Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Prize and the German Television Award for the best-Iraq reports. In 2007 she received the Robert Geisendörfer prize and the Great Camera Award for the documentary ‘Death By Fire’. In 2010, she won the radio Rainbow Award as ‘Media Woman of the Year’.