Katrin Pribyl

Brussels Office

Katrin Pribyl is a senior correspondent, having previously worked in the U.K. and the Middle East. Since 2021 she's the Brussels-based EU correspondent for a pool of major regional German newspapers. Her main remit has been to report on the European Union and Nato as well as current affairs in the Benelux countries.

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Career path

  • Brussels-based EU Correspondent since September 2021
  • UK & Ireland Correspondent from 2014 until mid 2021
  • Executive Board Member of the Foreign Press Association (FPA) in London
  • Freelance foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel, 2013
  • After completing her journalism traineeship at the newspaper Südkurier in Konstanz, she was appointed editor in the economic and political department, with a focus on foreign policy
  • Several months spent in Damascus, Syria, in 2009 learning Arabic
  • MA at Leipzig university, studying German language and literature, ethnology and journalism. During and following her studies, she worked at national and regional newspapers, online media and ZDF, Germany’s public-service television broadcaster




  • Finalist at the 2018 Foreign Press Association awards in the category “Best Foreign Language Story about Britain”
  • Named as one of “The 55 movers and shakers of tomorrow” by the Wirtschaftsjournalist, 2014
  • Willi-Bleicher-Prize 2012 (Young Talent Award)
  • Journalism Award Seniors 2011 (First prize)

Brussels Office

Europe comprises 27 member states and 440 million citizens. Brussels is the epicentre of European Union. Whatever decisions the EU makes today will impact our daily lives tomorrow. Background stories, features, analyses and editorials – these are among the diverse service offers provided by the Brussels office.

Katrin Pribyl is a senior correspondent who has been working in Brussels since mid 2021. Not only does she have expert knowledge of the EU and its representatives, she also specialises in current affairs affecting the Benelux countries. Ranging from climate change, agricultural reforms through to discussions around financial rules and migration policies – we debulk these complexities for our readers.

Before her move to Brussels, Katrin spent 8 years as the UK & Ireland correspondent for German media outlets, spearheading coverage on Brexit, Westminster politics and UK current affairs. As an expert analyst of British and European politics, she also featured regularly on British television and radio (BBC, Sky News). Prior to that, she lived and worked in Jerusalem, Israel.

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