Eugen Freund has been working in journalism since 1972. In 1978 he became a publicist of the Minister in the State Department. He then spent five years at the Austrian Press and Information Service in New York. After returning from the United States, Freund taught at the Journalism Institutes in Vienna and Salzburg. In 1986 he returned to the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) first as moderator of the ZiB 2, then in the field of Interior and foreign policy. In 1995 he became the ORF correspondent in Washington, and in 1997 moved to the head of that  office. Since August 2001 he has been the ZiB foreign editor in Vienna.