Anja Kueppers-McKinnon: Biography highlights
Born in Australia to German parents, Anja grew up in the UK speaking both English and German and have worked as a journalist across five continents. DW’s international newsroom is a natural fit for her.
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Anja Kueppers-McKinnon’s background
Anja Kueppers-McKinnon report, produce, write and anchor news shows, and have been working at DW TV in Berlin since 2015.
She started working as a broadcast journalist in Australia, where she completed her Masters degree in journalism in Sydney. Anja got her first taste of international journalism interning at the Australian Broadcasting Coorporation, working on its flagship international current affairs programme ‘Foreign Correspondent’.
Anja’s next move took her to Deutsche Welle in Bonn, where she worked as a radio presenter and reporter. She hosted the environment and business shows, reported from the UN climate conference in Nairobi, and spent a month in northern India producing a documentary about gender equality in Uttar Pradesh.
Her time in Bonn was followed by several years in Washington, D.C. working in the field of climate and energy policy at the German Embassy. Then she was back to London again, before moving to Berlin to work for DW TV’s English service.
For Anja, being a journalist is all about people – what they’re doing, how they’re feeling and how they’re affected by what’s happening in their neighborhood, city, country or part of the world. Being aware of what’s happening in the news is important for all of us – especially at a time in our history when things are changing so fast. She craft and narrate it in a way that makes people sit up, enjoy watching and understand why it matters for them.