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William Glucroft

The best answer to a question leads to another question.

Born in:
Fairfield, CT USA

Languages:
English, German, and Spanish if you infantilize me

Degrees/Journalistic experience:
When I was 16, I went to my local paper and said, “I want to take pictures and report for you.” So, I did. Later, I got an overpriced and underwhelming B.S. in print/multimedia journalism, which was no match for the financial crisis I graduated into. I moved to Berlin, spending a decade finding ways to pay my rent while trying to do the only thing I've ever known how to do: write, ask questions, inform.

With DW since:
2016

Favorite quote:
“Too early for flapjacks?” Phil Connors, Groundhog Day

My personal hero:
Jeff Goldblum

What do I strive to be as a journalist?
Clear, concise and at least as enjoyable to listen to as smooth jazz.

 

7 random facts about me:

  1. I once got a baseball stadium of 20,000 people to do the wave.
  2. Had my grandma ever made good on her promise to teach me Yiddish, I wouldn't have had to learn German from scratch.
  3. The day Princess Diana died I was in the hospital getting 19 stitches for failing to jump over a bike (it was lying down, c'mon people).
  4. My original family name is Głuchowicz. My great-grandfather came to the US as a child from Łomza, northeast of Warsaw.
  5. I played saxophone as a kid and was quite good. Now I can't remember a note. (So much for things sticking with you from childhood.)
  6. Lacking a better alternative, I once had to direct a clueless driver across the Sinai, in the dark.
  7. If this anchor thing doesn’t work out, weatherman would be a perfectly acceptable consolation.