Sylvia Cunningham is an Associate Editor and Reporter at KCRW Berlin. She first joined the team in October 2017 as a grantee from the Fulbright Young Professional Journalist Program.
Before moving to Berlin, Sylvia worked in New York for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. She also contributed to NBCNews.com, her stories ranging from the impact of Muhammad Ali’s death on the Louisville community, Michelle Obama’s final commencement speech as First Lady, and blood donation regulations in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida.
The exact cause of Friday’s fatal crash is not yet clear but the case is being investigated as involuntary manslaughter. Police say the driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old man, drove onto the sidewalk at the corner of Invalidenstraße and Ackerstraße just after 7 p.m.
Laura Lee and Andreya Casablanca formed their band Gurr after meeting at Freie Universität Berlin. The two dropped by our studio to talk about friendship and the merits of German versus English lyrics.
Following Sunday’s regional elections, Brandenburg’s Minister President looks to form a new coalition government as soon as possible. In other news – on Thursday, key players will discuss the future of wind energy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
The baby panda cubs at Zoo Berlin each weigh about as much as a smartphone. Pandas typically can only look after one cub at a time, so zoo staff is helping to make sure both cubs are getting enough attention.
These true, personal stories were recorded live at The Bear on June 14 at Maschinenhaus im Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg. The theme of the evening was alone: stories about being a fish out of water.
A new report from Berlin Economics Senator Ramona Pop shows that although the city’s economy is growing more slowly than last year, it’s still growing above the national average. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.