Annika Hammerschlag is a French and English speaking freelance reporter, videographer and photographer based in Dakar, Senegal. Her bylines include The New York Times, The BBC, Associated Press, The Guardian and VOA, among others. She is a former staff reporter and photojournalist for the Naples Daily News/USA Today Network and a former photojournalist for The Daily Bruin. She holds an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School, a B.A. from UCLA and was a 2016 Overseas Press Club Scholar.