Sumi Somaskanda is a freelance reporter, writer, editor, and news anchor living and working in Berlin for more than a decade. She is currently a senior news anchor at DW News (Deutsche Welle), Germany's international broadcaster. Sumi also reports on Germany for various international publications. She served as an editor at the Berlin Policy Journal, Germany's premiere English-language foreign affairs magazine. She regularly moderates panels and conferences both in Germany and the US and lectures American university students at the CIEE Global Institute in Berlin. In addition to her native English, she speaks fluent German and Spanish, and conversational Tamil.