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Jens Krepela
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Jens Krepela

Freelance editor specializing in sports, sports science, politics in sports, doping and current affairs

Jens Krepela has worked at DW since his traineeship in 2003. He was a reporter and anchor for DW's TV station and has since worked as a freelancer for all of DW's platforms.

Growing up near Stuttgart, Jens Krepela earned a degree in sports science in Cologne. During his time as a student, he also worked for ARD's Sportschau program. 

In 2003 he took part in Deutsche Welle's traineeship program, where he worked in DW's Cologne, Berlin and Washington offices. Afterward he worked as a TV presenter for DW's main news program in Berlin.

After a brief stint with Spiegel magazine in Hamburg, he returned to the Rhineland in 2009 and has since worked as a reporter and moderator for DW and WDR. Since 2012, he has also worked as a lecturer for journalism studies at universities in Düsseldorf. 

Jens Krepela has devoted himself to a while spectrum of topics: personal stories in sports as well as background stories on politics in sport and sports science.

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