Ines Pohl has been DW's Washington, D.C. correspondent since 2015. Starting in 2017, she will be DW's editor in chief. Before joining DW, Pohl was the editor in chief of the Tageszeitung in Berlin – a daily newspaper known for its alternative perspective on global affairs, social commentary and irreverent headlines.
Before she takes her post as DW's editor in chief, Pohl will continue to report first-hand and on location for DW in the USA – covering political events and the latest developments in the ongoing presidential election. She reports for DW in both German and English.
Pohl understands the political landscape in America. Born in 1967, she is a former Nieman fellow at Harvard University and has critically observed many important developments in the USA during her career in journalism.
She believes strongly that while media doesn’t create politics, it still empowers people in a democracy to create informed opinions. Today Pohl promotes the use of social media to deepen the connection between the digital audience and journalist.