Sven Kuntze, born in 1942, studied sociology, psychology and history. In the 1990s he lived in New York City, USA, where he worked as a correspondent for ARD. Later Sven Kuntze presented the ARD-Morgenmagazin. Last he worked for ARD-Hauptstadtstudio in Berlin and retired in spring 2007. For his recent TV-report Alt sein auf Probe (eng.: Old on probation) the author was honoured with the Deutscher Fernsehpreis in 2008. The author lives in Berlin.