Doppelgänger The Fourth Estate

Kate Connolly & Annette Dittert
Kate Connolly & Annette Dittert | Photo: Sounds Right

We get the low-down in interviews with Annette Dittert, ARD’s correspondent in London; and Kate Connolly, Berlin correspondent for the Guardian. 

Kate Connolly

Kate is the Berlin correspondent for The Guardian and Observer newspapers. She’s been a foreign correspondent since 1996, including many years for The Daily Telegraph, covering stories from Basra to Belgrade and of course Berlin. 

Kate also writes about Germany for a wide range of other publications, from the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich to the LA Times

She was born in Newbury in Berkshire, studied German and English at Leeds University, freelanced in Vienna and Prague before moving to Berlin in 2001. 

She’s married to a German doctor and is currently on maternity leave after the birth of their second child Samuel.
Audio wird geladen
 

Annette Dittert


is based here in the UK as ARD Bureau Chief and chief correspondent. She’s lived in London since 2008 and before that was ARD correspondent in Warsaw and New York. 

Annette was born in Cologne, studied Politics, Philosophy and German at Freiburg and Berlin. 

She worked in print media and began her ARD career in radio. She’s received several major journalism awards and has a large online following for her witty Video-blogs about British life called ‘London Calling’ and for her pithy, political chat on Twitter. Audio wird geladen