Stephan Lamby was born in Bonn in 1959 and studied German and English literature in Marburg and Hamburg. He worked as a freelance journalist in New York and later became deputy chief editor at Radio 107 in Hamburg. His subsequent occupations include being editor and presenter at RTL television and presenter of the ARD interview program “talk taeglich”. In 1992, Stephan Lamby became deputy head and presenter, and later head, of DIE ZEIT TV-Magazine (VOX). Since 1997 he is general manager of ECO Media TV-Produktion.
For his films he has been awarded numerous prizes, e.g. Journalist of the Year 2018 by Medium Magazin, German Television Award 2012 and 2018, Bavarian Television Award 2018, Franco-German Journalist Award 2012, Media Award of the German Bundestag 2010, IFD Media Award 2010; Silver Victoria, International Economy Film Festival, Vienna 2010; German Economy Film Award 2010; Quandt Media Award 2009; Special Jury Award Worldfest Houston 2009; Hans Klein Media Award 2005; Robert Geisendörfer Award 2003. He has been nominated (among others) for Adolf Grimme Award, International Emmy, Golden Manolia Award Shanghai and the Rockie Award Banff/Kanada.