Sarah Hucal is a freelance reporter and video journalist based in Berlin and has worked for DW since 2016. Since starting her journalism career over a decade ago, she has covered topics ranging from human trafficking in Thailand's fishing industry to the performing arts and trends in architecture and travel for a variety of international English-language media outlets. Her interest in reporting on migration has taken her to Colombia and Spain, as well as Columbia University Journalism School in New York City, where she was a 2019 fellow in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Dart Center global reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children."
An avid traveler with an interest in learning languages, Sarah hosts and produces long-form DW Travel segments on YouTube and has filmed videos and written articles for a number of departments.
Originally from Michigan, Sarah holds an M.A. in Global Studies from Humboldt University in Berlin, in a program through which she spent semesters in Buenos Aires and Bangkok. Sarah holds a B.A. in Communications Studies and B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan. She occasionally makes use of her professional training as an opera singer. When she is not busy reporting, she focuses on her passion for learning traditional Greek and Turkish folk music and playing the oud.