Daniel Puntas Bernet worked as a commercial employee, currency trader and in sports marketing. He discovered journalism in his mid-thirties after studying German and Spanish literature. After working as a freelance reporter for «Geo» and «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» he became an editor for «NZZ am Sonntag».
His passion for storytelling led in 2011 to the idea of founding the magazine «Reportagen».
In 2019 Puntas Bernet initiated the True Story Award in 2019, a global prize for reporters in 12 languages.