The son of the actress Gerlinde Locker first completed an apprenticeship as a retail bookseller  and began studying at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . He began his career as a journalist in 1986 at Markt & Technik Verlag in Haar (near Munich)  while still studying. Initially intended as a vacation job during his studies, he finally began to write full-time for the magazine Happy Computer . There he soon devoted himself exclusively to computer games and worked with Heinrich Lenhardt and Boris Schneider , among otherstogether. He was involved in the creation of Power Play magazine , of which he was one of the first editors.
After Lenhardt and Schneider left, Locker was editor-in-chief of Power Play for a short time, but left the editorial team after issue 1/92. He was also involved in founding Video Games magazine (also at Markt & Technik Verlag) and was its first editor-in-chief.
Locker then worked initially as a music editor for the German edition of the lifestyle magazine Wiener , then as a department head at TV Movie , where he was responsible for the pop culture section. In 1994 he became deputy editor-in-chief of the online service Europe Online. In 1997 he developed the magazine Bravo Screenfun , which he headed as editor-in-chief with a one-year break until 2007.
Locker has been working as a freelance journalist since 2007, including for ZDF , CHIP , Futurezone and other publications. He produced the game veterans podcast until 2014 and is a participant in the talk show "Isarrunde". In 2014 he founded the 3D printing startup All3DP. 
Locker now lives with his family in Munich. 
- Anatol Locker: Freelance journalist and consultant. Speakers of the Academy of German Media , accessed on October 14, 2013.
- Interview mit Anatol Locker - Kultboy.com
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German journalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1963|