Sylvia Cunningham is a reporter and associate editor at KCRW Berlin. She works on weekday News Briefs and is the host of The Bear on 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, covering topics such as 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.
Following an increase of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Italy, German Federal Health Minister Jen Spahn said the coronavirus epidemic has arrived in Europe, therefore “we must expect that it could spread to Germany.”
Restaurants that take part in the Berliner Tafel’s latest project will ultimately be helping the nonprofit’s mission of saving unsellable groceries from getting thrown out and distributing them to people in need.
“Racism is a poison; hatred is a poison. This poison exists in our society,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the wake of a shooting in Hanau carried out by a suspected right-wing extremist. Nine of the victims had migration backgrounds.
On Feb. 27, 1920, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” was screened in Berlin for the first time. Now, to mark the occasion, Babylon will be screening the film with a very special live score. We found out more.
Jürgen Klinsmann has stepped down as head coach of Hertha BSC, less than 11 weeks after being named to the position. In other news, the car manufacturer #Daimler announced its net profit for last year was 2.7 billion euros, 64 percent less than in 2018.
Just one day after FDP politician Thomas Kemmerich was elected as minister president of Thuringia, he announced he was stepping down, saying the AfD played a “perfidious trick” in the election that shocked the nation.