Mag. Katinka NOWOTNY
Editor, ORF Eco, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Katinka Nowotny is an engaged and enthusiastic TV journalist based in Vienna, Austria. She has worked for two decades for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF, reporting and producing documentaries for the foreign news magazine "Weltjournal". Currently she is working for the economics program "Eco". She also regularly produces English-language reports on Austria for CNN "World View".Katinka grew up in Cairo, New York and Vienna. In her professional career, she has repeatedly reported from crisis zones: North Korea, Sarajevo during the Balkan wars, the war in Kosovo, Ground Zero, the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, and from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She now specializes in reports on the current economic stories, successful Austrian companies, innovative ideas and personal finance.Katinka studied economics and sociology at the University of Vienna and then received a master`s degree in journalism at New York University. She has worked for ABC News and the German TV network ZDF. Since 1991, she produces and reports for various news magazines at ORF. She has received numerous prizes and awards in Austria and abroad. In 2005, Katinka became started as one of the first women to do her own camera work for her television reports. "The most important point in my job is to show a lot of respect to the people I encounter and to listen carefully to every nuance of their story", she says.
Katinka is married to a newspaper journalist and has two children. She loves rowing and mountaineering in her free time.