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DW Business Moderatorin Kate Ferguson (Artikelbild)

Kate Ferguson

March 2, 2021



Born in:

Dublin, Ireland


English, Irish, German, French


Degrees/Journalistic experience:
I studied Psychology and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin. It was the perfect combination for me as it united my two big passions: understanding people and crafting their stories.  
My interest in journalism goes back a long time. At school, my friends and I started a newspaper which we stapled together and distributed at breaktime. I wrote a column called ‘The Toilet Wall’ and loved the thrill of seeing my words in print. I continued working in journalism on the side throughout college and have been blogging regularly for more than a decade.
Over the years I’ve written for newspapers and publications both in Ireland and in Germany. I originally moved to Berlin to work at the English language outlet of Der Spiegel where I gained useful reporting skills and learned a lot about German culture.
At DW, I’m very lucky to have worked in several different roles as a reporter, producer, editor and anchor.

With DW since:


Favorite quote   (T. H. White, The Once and Future King):
"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn."

My personal hero:

Paddington Bear, for his good nature and hard stare  

7 things I would like to do if I were given the chance:
1. Publish a novel
2. Plant hundreds of trees
3. Learn Arabic
4. Study Neuroscience
5. Learn how to play the cello
6. Explore China
7. Make at least one person laugh every day

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