Riki Janssen (1959) studied philosophy in Nijmegen. She worked there as a student journalist for the KUnieuws and almost playfully entered the profession after graduating. In the early 1990s she became an editor at Observant, to become editor-in-chief five years later. She is a co-writing editor in chief. In addition to planning and organization, she writes one or more articles every week. The regular item is the 'letter from the editor'.