Martin Hogger grew up in Berchtesgadener Land, within sight of the Austrian border. After graduating from high school, then the obligatory stay in Vienna to study musicology and drop out. After that: Traineeship at the Passauer Neue Presse and a media and communications degree. Money for this came from writing jokes for BurgerKing and working in a steel mill.
He was an editor for the Main-Post in Würzburg for three years, while also working for The Globe and Mail in Canada. After a detour to the Reutlingen reporting school and Dummy Magazine, he has recently been taking care of the so-called young topics at Zeit Online.