“Behind the Headlines” protagonist.
Frederik Obermaier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and bestselling book author. He is deputy head of investigations at the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s leading broadsheet. Together with his colleague Bastian Obermayer, he initiated the Panama Papers as well as the Paradise Papers-revelations. In 2019, Obermaier was part of an investigative team which revealed the existence of a video showing the head of Austria's far-right party FPÖ, Heinz-Christian Strache, promising government contracts to a women claiming to be a Russian millionaire. The reporting led to the resignation of Austria's vice chancellor. Obermaier is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Germany’s Netzwerk Recherche.