Frank Lübberding was born in Lotte in 1963. He is a freelance publicist, journalist and author of political columns in national German newspapers. Lübberding studied political science, law and sociology in Osnabrück and Göttingen. During his career as a journalist, he has worked for renowned German weekly newspapers such as taz, Frankfurter Rundschau, FAZ, Welt, Cicero and NZZ. He also worked for the public broadcaster WDR and as an author he was responsible for two former blogs, "Weissgarnix" and "Wiesaussieht". Lübberding has written on financial markets, economic and social policy and foreign and security policy.