He is one of the main business presenters on the network’s flagship news program the Journal. He also hosts its business show Made in Germany.
Ben Fajzullin flew into Europe in April 2010, just in time to avoid the biggest aerial shutdown since World War II, caused by a massive volcanic ash cloud from Iceland. He reported on the travel chaos from the German capital. He anchored the Journal through the tightest elections in decades in Britain. Topping off his first year back, he co-hosted DW’s live, one-hour New Year’s Eve special (in German and English) from the historic Brandenburg Gate in front of a million-strong crowd.
In Sydney, Ben presented World News Australia for public broadcaster SBS. He reported from the field too, with his most involved assignment being the long battle won by the Forgotten Australians for a national apology.
Ben was previously a sports anchor at DW. He covered the most-watched sporting event of 2006, the soccer World Cup, reporting live from matches all over Germany. Ben first started working at Deutsche Welle for its radio service in Bonn in 2003. He hosted DW’s English radio programs and filed reports from across Europe and the Asia-Pacific.
Ben has also been a Reuters correspondent in Frankfurt for the BBC’s World Business Report. He provided day-by-day coverage of the region’s stock markets and economic news, at the same time as reporting on Reuters Consumer TV.
Before moving to Germany for the first time in 2000, Ben read the news on Brisbane’s Radio 4BC. He closely reported on the rise and fall of Pauline Hanson’s controversial One Nation party, which made global headlines – as well as the heated wharfies’ dispute, which was a watershed in Australian industrial relations. Ben embarked on his journalism career as a rural reporter in Central Queensland, after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a journalism degree in 1996.