|Born||3 May 1972|
|Citizenship||United Kingdom • Germany|
|Alma mater||University of Bristol|
|Employer||The Times • Reuters • Blue Danube Radio • BBC|
|Title||Europe Editor of BBC News (2014–present)|
Adler was born in London to German parents - she grew up in an "English-speaking German household in London". She studied German and Italian as modern languages at the University of Bristol, where she undertook journalism tasks for The Times, Reuters and Blue Danube Radio. Adler was also president of the political society and started a society magazine.
After graduating in June 1995, she moved to Vienna to work for Mondial Congress, an organiser of International Congresses. Adler began working as a correspondent for Austrian national public broadcaster ORF in late 1995, reporting locally and then internationally from Kosovo, Eastern Europe and across Southwest Asia and North Africa.
Adler joined the BBC in Vienna in 1998, reporting on Austrian and Central European affairs. After becoming the BBC's Berlin correspondent for a short period, from 2000 she was based in London for the BBC World Service presenting on European current affairs, and commuting weekly to Berlin to work as a news anchor for Deutsche Welle Television.
From August 2003 she was the BBC Madrid correspondent, travelling around Europe, Southwest Asia and North Africa to cover stories including the deaths of Pope John Paul II and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a Paris hospital. Adler also reported on the Madrid train bombings.
From December 2006 Adler was the BBC's Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem but reporting around the region from Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Libya. During this period she was also an occasional presenter or interviewer on HARDtalk.
At the end of April 2014 she was appointed the BBC's Europe editor, succeeding Gavin Hewitt. In early February 2017, the BBC broadcast a documentary by Adler titled After Brexit: the Battle for Europe in which she examined the mounting challenges facing the European Union over the next few years.
In recognition of her work, Adler was awarded honorary doctorates from Bristol University (LL.D) and the University of London (D.Litt) in July 2017. Adler was awarded the Charles Wheeler award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism in 2019.
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| Europe Editor: BBC News