Cherno Jobatey has “shaped the ZDF Morning News with his irrepressible zest” states Germany’s people magazine BUNTE. “His winning smile has long been part of the TV-show”, cheers Cologne newspaper EXPRESS about the “well-known German TV personality” (Washington Post). “No one is quite as entertaining,” adds Germany’s TV guide HoerZu. The Times described him as “the most high-profile black journalist in television.” He is “a moderator who has massive knowledge to pair with pure entertainment, all with astonishing ease” (SportBILD).
Since its roll out in Germany, Cherno Jobatey has been part of the leading team of the German edition of the HuffPost as its Editorial Director and author.
Limelight notwithstanding, Jobatey has long helped others in any way he can. His activism has benefited AIDS charities, One, WIZO, SOS Children’s Villages, Start, Unicef and others. Cherno Jobatey’s children’s reading project “Kopf-Kino für Kinder” received a “Land of Ideas” Award from the German President.
Cherno Jobatey is educating young professionals, holding teaching positions at the University St. Gallen, TU Munich, FU Berlin, Leuphana University and the University of Saarland, among others.