Oliver Teutsch was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1969, but was carried off to the surrounding area immediately after his birth, with stops in Schwalbach, Nidderau and Butzbach-Maibach. He obtained his Abitur through a second-chance education before studying politics in Frankfurt am Main. Before and during his studies he worked in a sawmill, in the telecommunications intelligence, as an office worker in an awning construction company and as a bicycle courier.

He began his journalistic career at the news agency ddp (later dapd), for which he worked for 13 years. He also freelanced for the Frankfurter Rundschau and worked for the DFB for eight years. Since 2013, he has been an editor at the Frankfurter Rundschau, where he is responsible for many topics in the local section, from justice to Frankfurt's city history.