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Matt Hermann

Born in:
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

English, German and half-remembered fragments of Persian

Degrees/Journalistic experience:
B.A. Religious Studies (Kenyon College)
M.A. Journalism (New York University)
My work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, Fusion and FourFourTwo.
I am an Arthur F. Burns Fellowship alumni.

With DW since:

Favorite quote:
“We learn from history as much as a rabbit learns from an experiment that's performed upon it.” (W.G. Sebald)

What do I strive to be as a journalist?
We journalists have a responsibility not only to deliver the news as quickly, accurately and completely as we can, but also to put it in context. We’re the ones who have been following events closely, so it’s up to us to cut through the hype and obfuscation and tell people what we think the news actually means.

7 people that I would like to interview:
1. Barack Obama
2. Kate Bush
3. Uli Hoeness
4. Elizabeth Warren
5. Wolfgang Schäuble
6. Mir-Hossein Mousavi
7. Charles Barkley