Marita Huebinger studied German literature, bibliology and comparative linguistics from 1978 to 1985. Since 1985, she has worked for the public broadcasters ZDF, Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), Südwestfunk (SWR), 3sat and ARTE. Her main focus is on cultural and scientific topics. She was responsible for e.g.: Kulturzeit/3sat, Volle Kanne/ZDF, Lesen and Abenteuer Wissen/ZDF. Since 1 May 2011, she has been Senior Commissioning Editor for Science and Head of the Wissen/ARTE science section.