My story

I am a Reuters correspondent based in Budapest, Hungary.

Before joining Reuters I spent more than a decade in international reporting at the Hungarian daily newspaper Népszabadság, then studied investigative and data journalism in Washington, D.C. as a Fulbright Fellow.

In 2017-2019 I worked at, Hungary’s first non-profit, crowdfunded investigative site where my main responsibility was to take part in crossborder journalism projects and investigations.

I have also been writing in English for more than a decade. From 2017 until the beginning of 2020 I did freelance reporting for The Wall Street Journal.

As part of my U.S. fellowship, I worked as an intern with Dana Priest of The Washington Post for six months in 2015. I helped her with her series on the state of press freedom around the world, concentrating on the story of Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan.

Besides that, I have had bylines in The Washington Post, The Calvert Journal,, at, Bloomberg BusinessWeek Online, the Hartford Business Journal, the Trinity Tripod, the FCPA Blog and the American Journalism Review.

I also worked as a fixer and freelance news assistant for various news organizations, including The New York Times.

In 2012 I was awarded the Junior Prima Prize, a Hungarian national journalism prize for my reporting from around the world, such as India, Norway, the United States and France.

Work experience

Correspondent, Reuters, Budapest, Hungary, February 2020 – 

Freelance reporter & news assistant, The Wall Street Journal, November 2017 – January 2020

– Reporting and doing research on topics related to Hungary, covering breaking news
– Fixer and translator for WSJ reporters arriving in Hungary

Investigative reporter and data journalist,, Budapest, Hungary, June 2017-July 2019

– Investigative and data reporter covering corruption and Hungary’s diplomatic relations
– Work on cross-border investigative projects with,, and others
– Edit the English-language page of the website
– Edit the feminist blog of the website
– Manage the social media profiles of the website

Journalist and editor, weekly magazine Vasárnapi Hírek, Budapest, Hungary, January 2017-June 2017

– Write and edit foreign news, features about international events and analysis of global political events for weekly news magazine Vasárnapi Hírek
– Write feature stories and opinion pieces for sister newspaper Népszava

Journalist and editor, Népszabadság, Budapest, Hungary, October 2005- October 2016

– Cover U.S. politics
– Member of the investigative team (responsible for data analysis)
– Edit the web site of the newspaper, coordinate the work of 4-8 people
– Edit the international pages (print version)
– Won a national journalism award for foreign reporting – for stories from the U.S., Norway, India, Tunisia, Belarus, Poland, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Jordan, and Egypt

Humphrey/Fulbright Fellow, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, September 2014- August 2015

– Study data journalism and coding (MySQL, Excel, Python, HTML&CSS)
– Student writer at the American Journalism Review
– Study innovations in digital storytelling & changes in the media industry

Intern, The Washington Post, March 2015-August 2015

– Assisted Dana Priest with her series on press freedom; reporting, data analysis, fact-checking
– Co-reported a story on press freedom issues in Azerbaijan

Freelance news assistant, The New York Times, Budapest, Hungary, 2014

– Gathered background information for NYT reporters arriving at Hungary to cover current events
– Identified and contacted sources, translated during interviews

Freelance features writer and photographer, Transitions Online (, Budapest, Hungary, 2008-2011

Editorial intern, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford, CT, May-July 2007

Reporter, Trinity Tripod, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, September-December 2006


MA in Media Studies and Communications, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2003-2008
– Trinity College, Hartford, CT, studied political science, economics and international relations as a Kellner Scholar, 2006-2007
MA in English Language and Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2001-2006

Technical skills

– Excel, MySQL, DocumentCloud, basic HTML & CSS, WordPress
Photography – take and edit photos for my foreign reporting

Language competences

Hungarian – native; English – fluent; French – working proficiency

Personal interests

Lindy hop, balboa, charleston. Running, biking, hiking. Jane Austen, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje. Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, House of Cards. This American Life, Reply All, S-Town. Growing herbs, reading recipes, cooking Indian food.