Wigbert Löer, born 1972 in Soest, worked as a pupil and in community service for the Westfalenpost. During and after his studies of political sciences with Franz Walter at the University of Göttingen (subsidiary subjects: history and cultural anthropology), he worked at the SPD campaign headquarters »Kampa '98« in Bonn for eight months. Since 1999 he attended the Henri Nannen School for Journalism in Hamburg. He became a news deskman at stern, then a freelance journalist for, among others, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and VIEW. He returned to the stern as a sports deskman and today still works there as a member of its team for investigative research.
Wigbert Löer wrote the books Nicht nur La Belle. Das Leben der Cordula Grundmann (2003), Muskelmacher (together with Jörg Börjesson, 2011) und Zockerliga (together with Rainer Schäfer, 2011).