Daniela Gerson is a print and radio journalist based in Los Angeles specializing inimmigration coverage. From 2006 to 2007 she lived in Berlin on a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, were she was based at the journalism collaborative Blockfrei and wrote for Spiegel Online International as well as US publications. Her fellowship project was to research and report on the outcome of past guest worker programs and their influence on shaping new ones, a continuation of work she began as a 2005 Arthur F. Burns Fellow.
Before moving to Berlin, Daniela reported for three years on national and local immigration policy as a staff writer for the New York Sun, and freelanced for WNYC radio and the Brooklynite magazine. Prior to working at the Sun, she was editor of New Voices, a magazine for Jewish college students, and managed the Sunset Park farmers’ market in Brooklyn, New York.