Claudia Leupold is an academically trained journalist. After earning a master’s degree in recent and contemporary history, political science and German studies at the University of Erlangen, she continued her education with postgraduate studies of international relations at the University of Geneva. She then held an internship at the NürnbergerNachrichten newspaper, where she afterwards worked as an editor. In 1997, she became press spokeswoman for the TSV 1860 München football club, which played in the German Federal League at that time. She remained with TSV 1860 München for the next 15 years, during which time she was responsible for press work, communication and PR in the football media world. A native of Nuremberg, she has strengthened the team at Kafka Kommunikationsince October 2013.