Dr. Hans Winkler, b. 1942, studied law. From 1968 to 1973 he was Secretary General of Catholic Action of the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt, and in 1972 he was Secretary of the Diocesan Synod. From 1973 to 2007 he was head of the Vienna editorial office of the Kleine Zeitung. He was also chairman of the Association of Catholic Publicists in Austria.
Since 2007, Hans Winkler has been a columnist for the daily newspaper Die Presse in Vienna and the Kleine Zeitung in Graz.