Gerhard Herm (born 26 April 1931 in Crailsheim, Württemberg, Germany) is a German journalist and writer.He studied at the Werner Friedmann Institute and received a grant from the Fulbright Program to study in the USA. In connection with his studies, Herm was given a position as a journalist at Tagesschau television. Later he switched to WDR and published his first book in 1964. During his time in television, he participated in the production of forty documentary programmes. In addition to his work in television, radio plays, and features he has written a number of works of fiction and non-fiction.