Arnim Basche is a German sports journalist and presenter and joined the ARD Sportschau presenter team in 1963. From 1971 Basche worked freelance for the ZDF channel, presenting their Aktuelles Sportstudio from 1972. In 1973 he became director of the ZDF Sports Studio in Düsseldorf. His reports from large sports events earned Basche several awards, including one from the National Olympic Committee. As a journalist, Arnim Basche focused on equestrian sports. From 1968 to 1969 he was press officer of the Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung (German Federal Association for Equestrian Sports and Horse Breeding). He has written several books on equestrian sports.