I'm an independent international journalist and producer based in Atlanta. I report for newspapers, magazines, radio stations and digital media outlets in my native Germany and the United States on topics at the intersection of healthcare, business and social issues. I particularly enjoy writing and producing long form stories.

In the U.S. my reporting has been featured by NPR affiliates WABE and WHYY, Kaiser Health News, Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Health News, Rural Health Quarterly, NBC.com and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

In Europe I'm a regular contributor to the German national daily Die Welt, Austrian daily Der Standard, news website Spiegel Online, the German-Jewish weekly Jüdische Allgemeine, Technology Review, and German national public radio.

Before immigrating to the U.S. I worked at Die Welt for over ten years, eventually as an international military beat reporter and later, as a foreign correspondent. I covered conflicts in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and military operations in the Pacific and the Persian Gulf, often working as an embedded reporter with U.S. and NATO troops.

As a foreign correspondent in Die Welt's Brussels office, I covered the European Union, NATO and the Benelux countries. I also wrote a critically acclaimed book about life behind the scenes at the EU's power center, "Der Tross von Brüssel" ("The Brussels Entourage").

Prior to becoming a journalist, I studied history, economics and political science at the University of Bonn and Freie Universität Berlin, where I graduated with a master's degree in contemporary history.

I was a founding member of the Advisory Council to the Department of German Studies at Emory University in Atlanta and served on the juries for the European Commission’s Lorenzo-Natali Prize for Journalism, as well as the FameLab competition for science communication.

I'm an Arthur F. Burns Fellow and a recipient of the 2018 ICFJ/IJP Holbrooke Research Grant.

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