Sylke Gruhnwald is editor-in-chief of the Swiss magazine Republik.
Gruhnwald was born 1981 in Munich, Germany. After being based in Vienna, Austria, she now calls Zurich, Switzerland, home. Gruhnwald studied sinology and business administration. She worked for The Economist Group, its Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as well as the Swiss daily newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), the Swiss magazine Beobachter and lead the data- and document-driven investigation unit SRF Data at public broadcaster Swiss Radio and Television (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRF).
Sylke Gruhnwald is co-founder of Hacks / Hackers Zurich, Lobbywatch.ch as well as Reporter-Forum Switzerland. She is former chairwoman of Journalismfund.eu. and board member of Investigativ.ch.
Gruhnwald also initiated the investigation project The Migrants’ Files. She is a jury member with the Reporterpreis as well as the Nannen-Preis. Together with her teams, Gruhnwald herself won several awards.