Born 1981 in Munich, Germany. After being based in Vienna, Austria, Sylke now calls Zurich, Switzerland, home. Studies of sinology and business administration. Worked for 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 is co-founder of Hacks / Hackers Zurich, Lobbywatch.ch as well as Reporter-Forum Switzerland. Former chairwoman of Journalismfund.eu and former board member of Investigativ.ch. Initiator of the investigation project «The Migrants’ Files». Jury member with Reporterpreis. Together with her teams, Sylke won several awards for her investigative reporting.