Pia Philippa Strache (born 1 December 1987 as Pia Philippa Beck in Vienna) is an Austrian presenter and politician (FPÖ).
Strache was Josef Cap's assistant for five years in the Parliamentary Club of the SPÖ. Between 2012 and 2013 she worked as press spokeswoman for Team Stronach. In 2016, she was presenter for the newly founded news channel oe24.tv. Additionally, she moderates on the Youtube channel of the FPÖ FPÖ TV. From summer 2018 Strache was honorary animal welfare officer of the FPÖ. She was also responsible for Heinz-Christian Strache's appearance in the social media. Strache is said to have received a salary of 9,500 euros for these activities. Strache was a candidate for the 2019 National Council elections. Its final entry into parliament was unclear for the time being due to discussions about expense reports and the arithmetic of the elections. The discussion generated a broad media response.
On 7 October, the FPÖ announced that Harald Stefan would waive his basic mandate and thus enter the National Council via the national list, which would not have given Strache a mandate. On 9 October 2019, however, the provincial election authority announced that Harald Stefan could not waive his basic mandate and that Strache would therefore definitely be entitled to a mandate via the national list. As a result, the federal party chairman Norbert Hofer and the designated club chairman Herbert Kickl immediately declared that the FPÖ would not include Philippa Strache in their parliamentary club. Their lawyer gave a statement on 22 March that Strache would not be allowed to resign. In the constituent session of the XXVII Legislative Period on 23 October 2019 she was praised as a member of parliament, and on the same day she was expelled from the FPÖ.
Their relationship with Heinz-Christian Strache began in autumn 2015; they had their first public appearance together in January 2016 at the Jägerball. The wedding followed on 7 October 2016. On 1 January 2019 she gave birth to her son.