Kerstin Zilm | soundslikerstin

kalifornische nahaufnahmen - stories off the beaten path

soundslikerstin produces award winning stories from California off the beaten path and beyond headlines for radio, print, TV and Online.

Winner 2019

SoCal Journalism Awards

for Feature 'Trump and the Dreamers'
'a tight narrative with lots of heart'

Guided by curiosity and love of adventure I report about people, places and events on the U.S. West coast.

I love to go where others don't, won't or can't go.

I came to Los Angeles in 2003 and have more than 30 years of experience in journalism, five of them as head of German public radio’s West coast studio. In 2008 I became California correspondent for the biggest network of German freelance foreign correspondents weltreporter.net.

I host the weltreporter-podcast, a show of stories from around the world, and wrote a book about arriving in California.

I currently work on the translation of this book to English and on a collection of poems and short stories inspired by my life in Los Angeles.

"Every day is an adventure in California.
Come discover with me!" - Kerstin Zilm