Esther Mitterstieler, born in 1968 in Völs am Schlern, is a journalist and Country Director of the ORF Regional Studio Tyrol. She has been a journalist for newspapers and magazines in Italy, Austria and Germany since 1994. She was editor at the “Dolomiten” in Bolzano, at “Der Standard” in Vienna and editor-in-chief at “Wirtschaftsblatt” and “News”. She also wrote for the German “Börsen-Zeitung” and the Italian business newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore” and reported for the news channel “n-tv” from Vienna for several years. In February 2019, Mitterstieler became head of the economics department at ORF radio. On 16 September 2021, she was appointed Regional Director of the ORF Regional Studio Tyrol.