Feature, Background, Analysis

Katja Ridderbusch is a German born, Atlanta based independent journalist with a focus on healthcare, healthcare policy and social issues. She reports as a foreign correspondent for leading German and European print and broadcast media, and also contributes to public radio stations, newspapers and magazines in the United States.

Her favorite formats are background and long-form reporting. Her stories feature people who are shaking the world or touching a moment. Take for example a nationally renowned addiction physician who struggles with a lifelong dependence on opioid painkillers. A researcher who, for the sake of science, gets himself stung by exotic insects. A German born computer scientist who stirs up the American health insurance market. Or, a mortician who suffers from HIV/Aids but loves his job more than ever.

Katja has interviewed, among others, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley K. Clark, Airbus CEO Tom Enders, novelist Erica Jong, Academy Award-winning Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz and aviation legend Chuck Yeager.

Check out samples of Katja’s work here.