Veronika Peimer Bednářová is an international reporter for the contemporary Czech cultural and international affairs magazine REFLEX, published by the Swiss publishing house Ringier.
During her career, Bednářová has interviewed many internationally known personalities, most recently the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Other prominent persons she has interviewed include the actors Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Harvey Keitel, the film director Milos Forman, playwright Peter Shaffer, designer Philippe Starck, magician David Copperfield, and many others.
Bednářová specializes in cultural and foreign affairs. She wrote a special 32-page feature on Silicon Valley, covered the situation in the Iraqi city of Basra, and wrote a travel column called Somewhere in Africa while living in South Africa in 2005. She was awarded the 1st Ringier 2002 Award for the Best Cover Story of the Year for covering the 9/11 events in New York and the 1st Ringier 2005 Award for covering the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
After receiving her Master‘s Degree from Charles University, Bednářová spent two years (1999-2001) at New York University as a Fulbright Scholar earning a Master’s degree in Arts Management. While there, she also worked for the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts.
She also works as editor-in-chief of the Czech-English Festival Dailies at the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary.
In 2006, she published a book of her successful travel stories, My American Beauty.