Angela Andersen is a journalist , filmmaker, director. Before she became a TV-producer, she finished her studies at the university in Hamburg, Germany, with a Master degree in political sciences and sociology.
She was born in May of 1960 in the city of Cologne. Angela Andersen lives in Massachusetts.
On her first assignment for ZDF German TV Angela Andersen traveled to Thailand, South Korea, and the U.S. Pacific Command to create a portrait of “America Almighty”. She partnered with ZDF anchor Claus Kleber on several projects, including this documentary on President George Bush’s Texas and Washington DC.
Other documentaries for ZDF followed, among them “America’s Crusade – Afghanistan, “The Kennedys”, “India – Unstoppable”, and the three part 45- minute documentary “The Bomb”, which won an award for “Best documentary” that year. In 2011, ZDF broadcasted the documentaries “Machtfaktor Erde”, which looked at consequences of global warming focusing on national security aspects on different continents. In 2014, she directed and was co-author of the documentaries “Hunger” and “Durst”/Thirst, which won the “Bayerischer Fernsehpreis” for best documentary that year. A 60 minute documentary on “Silicon Valley” followed in 2016. It was nominated for best tv-journalism and won the “Georg von Holtzbrinck Preis”.
For ARD German TV, the other public network, she has worked as a freelance producer and co-author on countless news stories and documentaries among them “Cuba – A Revolution without Hope”, “Day of Terror – September 11”, “Flying Abortionists,”and “Hurricane Floyd”, PTSD inflicted veterans.
For many years she has been the Co-owner for the production company Stories Unlimited Inc., producing 25 half hour documentaries on social political subjects.