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Paydesk has 184 journalists in Germany. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Germany are Kristina Jovanovski and Ramatu Garba.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Bremen, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Hanover, Hilden, Jübar, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Köln, Krefeld, Kronberg, Leipzig, Lübeck, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, München, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Tübingen and Witten.

Journalists in Germany



Kristina Jovanovski

Berlin, Germany
Kristina is a Canadian journalist based in Berlin with more than 15 years of experience, reporting across all platforms, as well as producing in television newsrooms. She has done a mix of video, radio and written reports, including for Euronews, NBC News, The Times of London, BBC, and DW among Read moreothers.

She films and edits her own packages using a Sony A73 and Adobe Premiere Pro.

She has done lives for Euronews, BBC (radio and television), Sky News, France 24, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, Monocle Radio and CBC television.

Previous to Germany, she was based in Turkey, which she still often covers, and before that, she reported on the war in Ukraine from 2014 to 2016 from both sides of the frontline.

Prior to Ukraine, she was based in Hungary. 

Kristina has extensive experience in enterprise reporting in challenging environments, from facing sniper fire to a massive natural disaster. A feature story she did on the 2023 earthquake in Turkey led the entire NBC News website, several packages she filmed, edited and reported for Euronews were picked up by EBU, and a digital video she pitched and filmed for Al Jazeera received a million views online.

She also worked as a news producer for Sky in London and as a news producer and writer for CBC and CTV in Toronto.

She has done hostile environment training, with the help of a Rory Peck Trust bursary.

She received a MA in journalism from Western University and Honours BA with distinction from the University of Toronto, specialising in political science.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Investigative Reporting Politics Sports
+22

Ramatu Garba

Bonn, Germany
Ramatu Garba is a journalist with years of experience in different international radio stations across the globe. She is a sport commentator and highly experienced in managing all social media platforms. She has passion for the plight of the girl child education and orphans especially those without Read morevoice in many African countries.
Languages
Hausa
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast)
Skills
Investigative Reporting

Dave Braneck

Berlin, Germany
I am a freelance writer and broadcast journalist in Berlin. I cover a range of topics including  sports (particularly German football and fan culture), US and German politics, and labor.

I write, produce and present short documentaries for Deutsche Welle’s TV and YouTube channels. I also work on Read moretheir TV sports desk and frequently appear as a live studio expert.
Languages
German English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs Politics
+3

Christian Moore

Berlin, Germany
Christian Moore is a freelance journalist and social media manager based in Berlin, Germany.

He holds a BA (Hons) in English Studies and an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin.
Languages
English
Services
Content Writing
Skills
Social

Nathalie Bertrams

Düsseldorf, Germany
Nathalie Bertrams is a freelance journalist, photographer, and National Geographic Explorer known for her in-depth reporting on environmental conflicts, human rights and social justice issues, mainly across Africa. Her work has been featured in prominent media outlets, including The Guardian, Read moreSüddeutsche Zeitung, Al Jazeera, El Pais, BBC, and De Groene Amsterdammer. In addition, Bertrams produces TV documentaries for ZDF/Arte. She exhibits internationally and has received multiple grants and awards for her storytelling, including from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, IWMF, Fonds BJP, IJ4EU and Journalismfund Europe. Nathalie studied Fine Arts in the Netherlands, the United States, and Germany and has a master’s degree from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.
Languages
German English French
+1
Services
Documentaries Feature Stories Investigative Journalism
+2
Skills
Climate Change Investigative Reporting Science & Environment

Natalia Messer

Cologne, Germany
Natalia Messer is a journalist based in Cologne, Germany. She usually works for international media, such as Deutsche Welle. She has been published in several media outlets, such as BBC Mundo, WDR Cosmo, WDR5, Radio Ambulante Podcast, El Hilo, El Mercurio (Chile), Canal 13 (Chile), etc. 
She Read morespeaks Spanish (her native language), German and English.
Languages
German English Spanish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Breaking News Film & Theatre Travel
+15

Chermaine Lee

Berlin, Germany
Chermaine Lee is a multimedia journalist based in Hong Kong. She covers political, human rights, environmental and social issues locally and internationally. Her bylines appear on the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Thomson Reuters, BuzzFeed, South China Morning Post, Deutsche Welle, Hong Kong Free Read morePress, among others.

My online portfolio: www.chermainelee.com
Languages
German English Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Climate Change Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+13

Farshid Salahi

Hanover, Germany
I started working as a cameraman three years ago.
I am open-minded, a team player and creative. I am familiar with the basics of using Microsoft Office, different cameras and microphones, and video programs. I am also fluent in German and have a good level of spoken and written English
Languages
German English Persian (Farsi)
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Live Reporting
Skills
Politics

Aoife Donnellan

Berlin, Germany
Aoife Donnellan is a journalist based in Berlin, Germany. She specialises in commercial copy and art writing. She is trained in social media management including Facebook Creator Studio, Mailchimp, and WordPress.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+4
Skills
Cultural Arts & Books

James Jackson

Berlin, Germany
James Jackson is a multimedia journalist based in Berlin, Germany. 

James is a self-starting media professional who is comfortable writing news, specialist reports dispatches, op-eds and features. A native English speaker, he is fluent in German and Spanish and covers Central Europe for outlets Read moresuch as The Times, Financial Times, Euronews and Open Democracy, as well as producing a documentary for DW Deutsche Welle.

He has appeared on the Radio for BBC 5 Live and Times Radio as well as in the TV studio and done live switches for DW.
Languages
German English Spanish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+15
Skills
Fact Checking

Cristina Papaleo

Bonn, Germany
Cristina Papaleo is a journalist and editor based in Bonn, Germany. She works for international media Deutsche Welle (DW) in Germany. She speaks Spanish (native language), German, English and Portuguese.
Languages
German English Spanish
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Content Writing
+5
Skills
Investigative Reporting Business Politics
+11

Sabine Devins

Berlin, Germany
Sabine Devins is a German-Canadian journalist living in Berlin, Germany, since 2008. Fluent in DE and EN, experienced in data, broadcast and digital journalism. I work primarily as a fixer and producer for international news outlets coming in to Germany. I also specialize in data storytelling and Read moredigital formats.

I've worked for National Geographic, Voice of America, NHK, Global Television (Canada), Handelsblatt Global, and several other organizations since 2005.
Languages
German English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop Content Writing
+6
Skills
Research Business Fact Checking
+2

Nicole Graaf

Köln, Germany
Nicole Graaf is a German print and radio journalist with a focus on foreign reporting and science reporting.
Being based out of Cologne/Germany she frequently travels to research feature stories across Asia, in Turkey and elsewhere on the globe. 
She focusses on narrative pieces, often with an Read moreinvestigative approach, but is also available for other kind of journalistic work. 
experience in documentary filming and multimedia storytelling as well. 
Also avaliable as panel speaker and journalism trainer.
Languages
German English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+9
Skills
Paranormal Science & Environment Medical
+11

Henrik Merker

Leipzig, Germany
Henrik Merker is a journalist based in Leipzig, Germany. Specialized on political extremism, investigative journalism, fact checking and fixing.
Languages
German English French
Services
Investigative Journalism Fixing Journalism
+1
Skills
Fact Checking Politics Investigative Reporting

Grace Dobush

Berlin, Germany
I’m Grace Dobush, a freelance journalist based in Germany and operating worldwide. I’m a polymath with a wide range of interests, and my editorial experience includes everything from politics and history to graphic design and craft business. I love working on stories that give historical context to Read moremodern events, and I love parsing data to create engaging infographics.
I’ve written for publications including Wired, Quartz, The Economist, the Washington Post, Handelsblatt Global, Roll Call and Writer’s Digest, and I’ve worked on the editorial staffs of HOW, Print, Family Tree Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. I also do content strategy, editing and writing for companies and agencies including Mozilla, Autodesk, the Urban Land Institute, the Consumer Tech Association and Robert Half International.
Languages
German English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+4
Skills
Business Research Current Affairs
+5
Book

Manuel Heckel

Köln, Germany
Manuel Heckel is a freelance journalist based in Cologne, Germany. He focusses on business and economy, especially the digital transformation of the german economy. He covers big german companies, german start-ups and big international tech companies.
Languages
German English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Corporate Content
+3
Skills
Business Current Affairs Technology
+3

Breandain O'Shea

Berlin, Germany
As a seasoned freelance journalist based in Berlin with over 25 years of experience in Germany, I bring a wealth of expertise to my craft. Fluent in German, I have contributed significantly to the media landscape, having produced and presented two weekly programs for Deutsche Welle Radio and Online.Read more My diverse portfolio includes collaborations with esteemed outlets such as ABC, CBC, DW, and the BBC. I also serve as a guest lecturer on arts journalism at Berlin's University of the Arts (UdK), the Goethe Institute, and Stavanger University, Norway. In 2018 I launched of Tall Poppies, The Podcast. This platform showcases profiles of Australian luminaries thriving abroad.
Languages
German English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Music Media Training Current Affairs
+6

Bamdad Esmaili

Cologne, Germany
Bamdad Esmaili is a journalist based in Cologne, Germany.

Emily Manthei

Berlin, Germany
Emily Manthei is a journalist writing about travel, culture, housing policy and sustainability, based in Berlin, Germany. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, Deutsche Welle, The Independent, Travel + Leisure, The Daily Beast, and a number of other publications.
Languages
German English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Social Technology Research
+8

Christina Naber

Berlin, Germany
Christina is an experienced (15 yrs+) Berlin based producer/director. She regularly works as a fixer and field/line producer for international media outlets like BBC, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, ARTE, PBS, CHANNEL 4, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, NETFLIX, SBS, AMAZON PRIME, CHANNEL NEWS ASIA  and many more.
 
She Read moreworked for award-winning production (e.g. EMMY, NEW YORK TV AWARD), has excellent references and large network. Check website for more information and testimonials: http://www.tinagency.eu/
Languages
German English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+5
Skills
Social Entertainment & Celebrity Cultural
+10

Gerald Drißner

Berlin, Germany
Gerald Drißner is a journalist and writer of narrative nonfiction who is keen on exploring unexpected angles.  He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

The award-winning author (Axel Springer Preis, etc.) is equipped with twenty years of prolific writing experience. He writes reportages and Read morefeatures as well as interviews, background stories, and analyses.

Gerald holds a Master’s degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt). His passion, however, is Arabic and the Arab World. He has lived in Arab and Islamic countries for more than a decade and witnessed the Arab Spring firsthand in Egypt. Gerald has been specializing in Arabic grammar and is the author of acclaimed books about Arabic grammar for laymen.
Languages
Arabic German English
+1
Services
Documentaries News Gathering Feature Stories
+8
Skills
Research Social Current Affairs
+13

Albert Guasch Rafael

Berlin, Germany
I am a journalist from Barcelona now based in Madrid with years experience in media and other roles involving communications. I have reported for several newspapers based in Barcelona (La Vanguardia, DiariARA) and for the pan-European news outlet Euronews. I can do reporting in Spanish, English and Read moreCatalan. I also work in communications for Club de Madrid, an international non-profit working in topics related to development and democracy promotion. 

I am available for work in Madrid and occasionally in Catalonia. I can offer expertise both in Spanish and Catalan current affairs. My preferred topics are social and economic issues, politics and technology. I also have a knack for European affairs, as I hold a Master's Degree in European Integration. 

In my latest role, I have worked in communications for the Division for Social Policy and Development at the United Nations Headquarters (New York). There I wrote articles in English, designed promo material and edited videos.

As an individual curious by nature, I love traveling and meeting new people. That is why I participate in funded projects abroad where I meet like-minded journalists and credible sources. These include a video production workshop in Berlin, a radio training at the European Parliament, a conference at Yale University and a forum in Turkey.

For more information, check my website: ******.com
Languages
Catalan English Spanish
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+7
Skills
Social Current Affairs Cultural
+5

Jessica Saltz

Berlin, Germany
Jessica Saltz is is the former Germany correspondent for euronews and France 24 English and has over ten years of experience covering news and politics in the DACH region. Radio news coverage includes live hits for RTE, Newstalk Ireland, LBC, RFI.
Languages
German English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+5
Skills
Fact Checking

Tom Oswald

Lübeck, Germany
freelance Journalist - based during Covid-19 in Lübeck. Usually in Berlin, Neukölln. 

Born in near the mountains in Bavaria, Germany. Steps in Lisbon, Düsseldorf (Westdeutsche Zeitung), Hamburg (NDR) and St. Petersburg.

freelance work for newspapers, magazines and the Goethe Institute. 

#Read moresocialreports
#minorities
#eastern 

Open for new horizons
Languages
German English Russian
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Investigative Reporting Climate Change Fact Checking
+6

Hüseyin Topel

Hilden, Germany
Hüseyin Topel is a journalist based in Hilden, Germany.

He was born in Cologne, Germany and studied at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf Media and Cultural Sciences. He worked for several Turkish Newspapers, some of them don´t exist no more.

In 2015 he worked as a freelance Read morejournalist for the Turkish Desk of Euronews in Lyon, France.

He made a volunteer at the German daily newspaper Die Welt, where he wrote about domestic politics.

Since October 2015 he is producing religious and political content as a freelance journalist for the German national radio DEUTSCHLANDFUNK. 

At the same time he ist working as a freelance journalist for the German national television ARD and ZDF, especially in topics about Turkey, turkish and muslim community in Germany and Europe.

He is at the same time still writing articles for the German page of Euronews, the Deutsch-Türkisches-Journal and Correctiv! Ruhr.

You can finde some of his works on his homepage: http://www.huseyintopel.com/blog
Languages
German English Turkish
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Food & Drink Investigative Reporting Politics
+9
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