Irène Troxler becomes head of the Zurich department of the NZZ, Andreas Schürer becomes daily manager

Change in the Zurich department of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Long-time editor Irène Troxler takes over as department head from Luzi Bernet, who starts his job as editor-in-chief of the NZZ am Sonntag in the fall. Zurich editor Andreas Schürer becomes the new head of the day.


On October 1, Irène Troxler will take over as head of the Zurich section of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Previously, she worked as an editor for this department for 16 years, focusing on Zurich city politics and urban development. She began her journalistic career during her studies as a freelance journalist for various local newspapers. After graduating in history and international law from the University of Zurich, she first worked as an editor for the Winterthur weekly Stadtblatt.

Also at the beginning of October, Andreas Schürer will take up his new post as daily head of the NZZ after six years as editor in the Zurich department. Before joining the NZZ, he worked for the Zürichsee-Zeitung in Stäfa for ten years starting in 2001: as regional editor, reporter and most recently as deputy editor-in-chief. Andreas Schürer graduated from the School of Applied Linguistics in Zurich with a diploma in journalism and a teaching diploma in German and French.

"Irène Troxler is an opinionated personality and a confident journalist who knows the Zurich department very well and will lead it. Andreas Schürer has distinguished himself not only through his sound specialist knowledge and broad horizons, but also through his creative drive, and is therefore ideally qualified for the task of daily management. I wish both of them a good start and much success in their new tasks," says Editor-in-Chief Eric Gujer.

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