The native of Graubünden, who grew up in Chur and has roots in the Surselva region, studied Romance languages and literature and journalism in Zurich and Montpellier and graduated with a licentiate. He also has a long experience in audiovisual journalism. From 2004 he worked for RTR for ten years, first as a radio journalist in Chur, where he presented info magazines, among other things, and then from 2010 as the Federal Parliament correspondent for radio and TV in Bern. In the Federal Parliament he also moderated the TV debate "Controversies" from the parliamentary session of the Federal Assembly.
In November 2014, Claudio Spescha moved to SRF, where he worked as an editor and reporter for the "Tagesschau" until 2018. Since November 2018, he has been a member of the domestic and video editorial teams in the newsroom. From September 2019, he will now also be part of the Tagesschau's midday and evening news anchoring team. Claudio Spescha succeeds Maureen Bailo, who is leaving SRF.
Andrea Krüger, Head of Video Editing: "We are very pleased to have Claudio Spescha, an experienced journalist, as our presenter. Claudio Spescha has been familiar with the Tagesschau for many years, he knows the high quality standards and, thanks to his live experience as a reporter, he brings with him the best prerequisites for this demanding task."