Judith Vonberg

Freelance journalist

I'm a freelance journalist currently working on the digital news team at CNN International in the London bureau, where I began as an intern in January 2017. I also work as a freelance news writer at The Independent.

From June to September 2017, I was a key player in designing and coordinating a project to grow CNN's audience in Germany. This involved writing news stories, producing distinctive features, analysis pieces and graphics-led articles, and working closely with colleagues in Berlin and with the CNN Style and Travel teams.

My articles on migration, Anglo-German relations and European culture have also been published by The Guardian, New Statesman and BuzzFeed and I have appeared on BBC TV World News and BBC Radio Scotland discussing the refugee crisis. You can see some of my work on refugee and migration issues at www.peoplecrossingborders.com.

I have also recently passed my doctorate in Anglo-German Cultural Relations. My PhD thesis explores the mutual depictions of Britons and Germans in British and German popular culture just after the Second World War.

United Kingdom


New Statesman

An ex-WW2 camp is becoming a luxury hotel: what should we do with sites of terror?

Earlier this month, the government of Montenegro approved plans to transform an island fort, used during the Second World War as a concentration camp, into a luxury resort. The...

Fair Planet

Opinion: Refugees Welcome? Britain, Germany and the Refugee Crisis | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read,...

'Refugees Welcome' has been revealed as Germany's official 'Anglicism of the Year' for 2015. A panel of judges, mostly linguists, confers each year to choose the English word or...


Das bekommen Flüchtlinge nach ihrer Ankunft in Berlin

BERLIN - In der aktuellen Flüchtlingskrise in Europa kommen Tausende Menschen in der Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben nach Deutschland. Einige von ihnen kommen in eine frühere...

UK news


Fire rips through newly renovated Mandarin hotel in London

A huge blaze tore through one of London's top hotels Wednesday, just days after it announced the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation project.


ISIS supporter who encouraged attack on Prince George admits guilt

A British ISIS supporter, who called for jihadis to attack 4-year-old Prince George, pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses Thursday, two weeks into his trial at a court in London.

CNN Style

Meghan wears Stella McCartney dress to evening reception

The Duchess of Sussex made an appearance Saturday evening ahead of her second wedding reception in a dress designed by Stella McCartney.


Black bishop delivers passion and soul in powerful address

In a stirring royal wedding address, the African-American leader of the Episcopal Church quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke passionately about the power of love.

CNN Style

Bold and bright fashion on display at the royal wedding

American actor George Clooney, his wife Amal and David and Victoria Beckham were among the guests in attendance at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding.


Indian actress Priyanka Chopra spotted at royal wedding

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has been spotted at the royal wedding in Windsor. The Miss World 2000 winner arrived at St. George's Chapel on Saturday wearing a Vivienne...


The Royal Wedding: How Meghan and Harry's love story unfolded

CNN looks at the timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance.


Meghan Markle will begin bridal procession alone, in bold feminist statement

Meghan Markle will make a striking feminist statement in her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, choosing not to be chaperoned for much of the procession down the aisle of St....


Meghan Markle's mother has tea with the Queen

Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, was meeting Queen Elizabeth for tea at Windsor Castle Friday, as final preparations were made for the royal wedding on Saturday.


Windsor's homeless are giving up their belongings before the royal wedding

As the world's media descends on Windsor ahead of the royal wedding on Saturday, the town's homeless population have found themselves in the spotlight.


British troops rehearse their roles ahead of royal wedding

Members of the British Armed Forces took to the streets of Windsor Thursday to rehearse their roles ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend.


Princess Charlotte is one of Meghan's six bridesmaids

Meghan Markle will be accompanied at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday by six bridesmaids, including 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of...


Who is Meghan Markle's future husband?

Prince Harry is an unusual royal -- and not just because of his choice of bride. Through the images and unique insights of Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson, CNN...


Harry, Meghan and the finely tuned royal wedding PR machine

"The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle," it read. As journalists around the world scrambled to publish their already...


British-Iranian academic Abbas Edalat arrested in Iran

Abbas Edalat, an award-winning professor of computer science and mathematics, was arrested on Thursday, FARS reported. He is accused of being part of a British-affiliated...


Harry picks Prince William as best man

The Palace said that Prince William is "honoured to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St George's Chapel, Windsor on May 19th."...