Karin is passionate about Journalism. Born and raised in Germany, educated in a school dedicated to producing global citizens, she is uniquely equipped to report about the world around us. Her experience as a local reporter, a national television journalist and as a foreign correspondent, coupled with her love for people, technology and the art of telling a story, result in reporting that always goes the extra mile. Her reputation: thorough, thoroughly organized and insightful.
Assistant Professor Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Owner Kompass Media Productions, LLC
Produce videos for Spiegel Online (from story development to research, filming, editing)
Write for Spiegel Online and Der Spiegel.
Producer and reporter – documentaries for DR (Danish Television), ZDF and NDR (ARD, German public television).
Correspondent SPIEGEL TV Magazin, Washington, DC
Researching, reporting, producing short and long form magazine pieces and documentaries
about social, science, economic and political topics. From human touch to hard news.
Works with camera crews or solo behind the camera.
1996 – 2019
Reporter SPIEGEL TV Magazin, Hamburg, Germany
General news and magazine reporter. Researched, produced, reported stories in Germany,
Europe and the U.S.
1991 – 1996
Researcher at DER SPIEGEL, Washington Bureau
1984 – 1988
Freelance Writer, German News, Washington, DC
Produced radio broadcasts and wrote news stories out of Washington, DC for a variety of
publications and stations.
October 1989 – January 1991
Intern at Taunus Zeitung, Frankfurter Neue Presse
Research; Production; Filming (Sony 70D and EX1); Editing (Avid MC, FCX and Premiere Pro);
Writing (documentary scripts, news and feature stories);
Enjoy working with multi-platform news, feature storytelling and production in print,
online and broadcast.
Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
London School of Economics and Political Science
Master of Science (1987)
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
Bachelor of Science (1984)
Frankfurt International School, Germany
High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate Diploma (1980)
Gold Medal New York Festivals for “Blackwater” 2009
Diplome de Nomination 49ème Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo for “Blackwater” 2009
Nomination Liberty Awards, Berlin Germany for “Death of a Soldier” 2011
Finalist NY Festivals for “Kill Team” 2012
Silver World Medal NY Festivals for “Homeland” 2014