Michael Kolz has been Vice President for Public Policy GAS/DACH at Warner Media in Berlin since March 2022. He is a former German journalist who previously worked at AT&T on August 1, 2020, as Executive Director and Head of External & Regulatory Affairs for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH).
Before joining AT&T, Mr. Kolz was the Executive Vice President and Senior Anchor for PHOENIX TV (ARD/ZDF) in Germany, the main source for political news in the country. He hosted a nightly news hour covering current global and domestic affairs with a focus on politics, finance, and economics.
Mr. Kolz holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master’s degree in Political Science, Law, and Psychology from the University of Kiel, Germany. He was awarded both RIAS and Arthur F. Burns Fellowships. He participated in the American Council on Germany/Draeger Foundation Young Leader Study Group on the Future of Europe. He was also an Atlantik-Brücke Young Leader and is a member of Atlantik-Brücke e.V.