Astrid Zweynert

Head of Digital News/Deputy Editor

Executive summary: Astrid Zweynert is an award-winning journalist, editor and social media specialist with a passion for digital storytelling. Astrid drives coverage and production of Thomson Reuters Foundation's global news services covering humanitarian crises, human rights and social innovation for the foundation's website and the Reuters global newswire.

Languages spoken: English English French French German German Spanish Spanish

A journalist for more than 20 years, Astrid has been an online journalism pioneer, working previously as editor of Reuters UK website and as a general news and business journalist for Reuters, Bloomberg News, UPI and German television. She has played a key part in developing online content strategies and enjoys the constant challenge of how to tell stories that matter to a captive audience in a world of information overload. Astrid frequently speaks at social innovation and journalism events. She is well versed in managing global editorial teams and has led journalism training courses in India, Bangladesh, Germany, Mexico, the United States and Britain.

Migrants walk along railway tracks after crossing the Canada-U.S. border
A displaced boy waits outside a camp south of Mosul, Iraq
A man walks past a UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu, Nepal
Displaced children who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with their families play at Khazer camp