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SRF presenter Franz Fischlin does not regret leaving “Tagesschau”.

«I did it like an athlete. I stopped when it was best”: Ex-SRF presenter Franz Fischlin on his departure from the “Tagesschau”.

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The former “Tagesschau” presenter Franz Fischlin does not regret his departure from Swiss television SRF. The 61-year-old said in an interview that he was happy about the step into self-employment.

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  • The former SRF presenter Franz Fischlin is happy about his step into self-employment almost two years ago.
  • But he underestimated the independent work somewhat, says the 61-year-old in an interview with “Blick”.
  • «I did it like an athlete. “I stopped when it was best,” says Fischlin.

“That’s what the “Taggeschau” means.” Those were Franz Fischlin’s last words as SRF presenter 23. June 2022.He moderated the main edition of the “Tagesschau” for 18 years.

The 61-year-old is happy about his step into self-employment. “It was the right decision. I did it like an athlete. I stopped when it was best.”

But he underestimated the independent work somewhat, says Fischlin in an interview with «Blick».

Franz Fischlin is spending more time with his family these days

Since retiring as a TV presenter, Fischlin says he has been working more. He started his passion project almost seamlessly after his last broadcast.

His new area of ​​work is called «YouMedia», a project to promote media literacy among young people. «I deal with it almost every day. Even on vacation.” The best tips for his new job are his three children.

Franz Fischlin says he spent more time with his family after leaving television. The Bernese is married to SRF culture director Susanne Wille. The couple has three children together.

«Since I am self-employed, I can organize my free time and working hours better. Now I no longer miss the piano concert or the volleyball match between my two sons and my daughter,” says Fischlin in “Blick”.

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