Susanne Daubner (born 26 March 1962) is a German news and television presenter. She has been part of the Tagesschau news team since 1999. Previously, Daubner had worked for Rundfunk der DDR, DT64 and Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg.
Daubner was born on 26 March 1962 in Halle. After graduating from high school, she first completed commercial training and was then employed as a speaker and presenter by the radio organisation Rundfunk der DDR. Her talent was discovered in the East Berlin streets while an open day of radio and television was being held. In 1987, Daubner was made a newscaster and presenter of the youth-orientated radio station DT64.
While living in East Germany, she lived in the East Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg. After an unsuccessful intervention from the Ministry of State Security (Stasi) who wanted to recruit her that same year, Daubner elected to escape from East Germany in the summer of 1989 and went to Hungary. She later stated in 2008 that she had a large amount of need for freedom, due to her feeling more concentrated. Following her escape, she worked for Radio Free Berlin as a news and programme spokesperson. Daubner made her first on-screen appearance for Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg in a broadcast called Brandenburg Aktuell in 1992. She joined the German national public broadcaster ARD, and joined the Tagesschau news team in January 1999. She replaced Wilhelm Wieben. She has a daughter born in 1990, and was divorced ten years later. Daubner also acts a spokesperson for television and is a moderator on radio.