Journalist Economist (Dipl.-Vw.)

After school Christine took a five-year-education at the School of Economic Journalism in Cologne. She also studied Economics at the University of Cologne and graduated with honors in 1991.

Having occasionally worked for the media on a freelance-basis during her education, Christine decided to start up her own business as a journalist. From 1992 until 2002 she became a well-known and highly respected reporter who obtained several awards. As an author she contributed to various books. Besides, Christine became a teacher at the School of Economic Journalism in Cologne and member of the board of the Association of Journalists in Germany’s largest state Northrhine-Westfalia.

From 2003 until the end of 2006 Christine was Head of Communications at LEG Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft NRW GmbH in Duesseldorf, a leading German real estate company. She then decided to join her husband Nikolaus Piper, Senior Correspondent for Sueddeutsche Zeitung in New York.

From 2007 on Christine was working as a Brooklyn based freelance correspondent for German Media. She received a Don Sheehan International Fellowship for the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is one of the world's best Business Schools and belongs to the Ivy League.

In 2010 she joined "Weltreporter", the first global network of freelance correspondents reporting for German-language media.

Since 2015 Christine is working as freelance business journalist in Germany.