While still a student of classical music in Essen (Folkwang School 1981-1985) Kai Sturm worked as a freelancer at WDR radio and was after 2 years abroad from 1989 to 1990 a presenter and music editor working at a classic music radio station in Munich (Radio Belcanto).
He gained his first TV Show experience in 1990 with John de Mol Productions (later Reg Grundy Productions) in Munich, followed by three years as an editor and then producer at RTL Television in Cologne.
He went on to be Executive Producer at Endemol Entertainment in Cologne and Hilversum in the Netherlands and, in 1996, to be head of development. In 1998 Kai Sturm turned back to RTL Television as Executive Producer and was in charge of successful shows as “Who wants to be a millionair” and “Domino Days”. In January 2000, he founded as shareholder and executive director, the RTL affiliates Stormy Entertainment GmbH in Hürth (later Eyeworks Productions). After leaving Stormy Entertainment in 2004, he worked as Executive Producer at Constantin Entertainment GmbH in Ismaning, where he was responsible for the award winning Show “Clever! Die Show, die Wissen schafft”. Since July 2006 Kai Sturm was the Editor-in-Chief and later Head of Entertainment of VOX.
In 2019 Kai joined RTL as EVP Variety.