A little about me
At 20, I started my professional career as a videojournalist for a local television channel and worked my way up to become a reporter and video- and multimedia journalist for the Swiss National Television, where I stayed for close to 8 years.
During this time, I produced over 300 news report and features and countless shorter video news bits and articles for the web. I worked alone and in a team of two or three or five, occupying all sorts of roles and finding myself in all sorts of situations. I interviewed farmers, ministers, seamstresses, engineers, circus artists, filmed on top of hills, horses and trapezes, in five-feet of snow and in caves tens of feet underground, in the open and behind closed curtains. A life of adventures (!) that allowed me to develop a large skill set which includes researching, interviewing, videography, video editing, photography and writing…and a knack for adapting to any situation and topic.
After 10 years, I decided I wanted to open new horizons and most of all become more knowledgeable on topics that where always close to my heart. I returned to school and completed a degree in Economics and Development Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia, followed by a Master’s in Development Economics from the University of Manchester, UK, and I worked in Bolivia and Ghana in the development sector.
Nearly 20 years after my debut as a journalist, I feel that I am exactly where I am supposed to be (and where I love to be!), at the crossroads of my two passions - development and journalism - telling stories that matter on topics that matter . I also feel lucky to being given the opportunity to collaborate everyday with so many interesting people doing wonderful work across the globe. I hope that many more fascinating stories will come my way.
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