Shelly Kupferberg, born in Tel-Aviv in 1974, grew up in West Berlin. She studied journalism, theater and music at the Free University of Berlin and began working as a journalist for public radio while still a student. In addition to numerous contributions for ARD, she has been presenting cultural, literature and social magazines for 25 years and works as a freelance editor and host for Deutschlandfunk Kultur (including “Lesart”) and hosts daily live culture programs on rbbKultur.
In addition to culture, her thematic focus is on social issues such as education, cultural mediation, digitization, civil society, gender, democracy and participation, discrimination and migration issues, and provenance research. From 1997-2007 she worked for the Jewish Culture Days Berlin and curated her own series. In addition to her regular live radio broadcasts and concert broadcasts, she moderates numerous lectures and conferences, film screenings, and high-profile events for various foundations, ministries, cultural institutions, and festivals. She is also a volunteer presenter for Terre des Femmes.