About the Author
Alan Crawford joined Bloomberg News as German government editor in January 2006, six weeks after Merkel was sworn in, and steered coverage of her first and second terms as her global importance grew. He lived in Warsaw and Prague after the fall of the Berlin Wall and has reported from across Europe. He previously worked on the Scotsman and the Sunday Herald in Glasgow and in Edinburgh as Highland, political and special correspondent.
Tony Czuczka is an American foreign correspondent who joined Bloomberg News in 2009 as the political correspondent covering Chancellor Merkel, her re-election and the eruption of the European debt crisis. For the past four years, he has had access to Merkel granted to only a handful of foreign reporters, from invitation-only gatherings where she displays rare flashes of humor to major global conferences that expose the strains of leadership. He previously worked for The Associated Press in Europe and the U.S.