Mr. Blank has, since 2002, been CEO of Puls 4, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1.1 Media AG. From 1990-2001 he was Managing Director and Executive Editor for several radio companies. Prior to that, he was a coach for on-air performance and on air personalities, was involved with radio and commercial enterprises. He was a screenwriter for television and cinema from 1993-2000, for  ARD, ZDF, RTL, and Sat. 1. A native of Bavaria, he studied in Berlin at the Ludwig Maximilian University and at the FU, focusing on journalism, sociology, political science,and organizational psychology. He also studied at the free University, at the German Journalist School at Munich, and the Werner Friedmann Institute.