VPRO editor-in-chief Karen Buck (55) died

VPRO editor-in-chief Karen Buck (55) died

Photo: Ivo van der Bent

Karen de Bok, editor-in-chief television of the VPRO, at the age of 55, unexpectedly passed away. That her husband Emile Fallaux published. Within the station there was a big sense of defeat.

“Karen, the Goat carried the VPRO in her heart and with her losing the broadcaster a beloved colleague and a remarkable woman”, let the broadcaster know. The Goat made an end to her life. On the website of the VPRO is to read that depression its heavy hit.

The Goat was since 2008 editor-in-chief tv, but previously worked 24 years for the broadcaster as a producer and editor-in-chief. She began as a reporter of the VPRO radio programme The Building and did later marathoninterviews. In addition, she carried out the final editing on radio programs such as Michelangelo and VPRO on the river Amstel.


As a producer in television signed them for the film Stardust, VPRO, Theme nights, and several documentaries for Backlight. She was editor-in-chief of the Summer with Adriaan van Dis and winter visitors. In 2007, she was project leader of the theme week about democracy, We are the boss.

Since 2008, won the VPRO under her editorship to four times the Silver debut competition for the best television program. Under her leadership, among others, were the successful reisseries as Of Dis in Africa, From Moscow to Magadan and Along the banks of the Yangtze river developed.

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