Sandra Knispel grew up in Germany and has lived in England, Wales, France and the U.S. She graduated with a B.A. in Politics and Russian Studies from the University of Wales, Swansea, and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. Prior to moving to Mississippi with her husband in 2001, she was a national television anchor in London for Bloomberg TV Germany, covering financial markets, economics and European Union summit meetings across the EU. Knispel has worked across all media platforms, including several regional German newspapers, a national German-American newspaper in New York, and was the managing editor for the weekly Oxford Enterprise. She was the multimedia editor for Bloomberg Financial Markets in Princeton, New Jersey, and later Bloomberg's European multimedia editor in London. A mother of twins, she has been freelancing for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and NPR since 2002. She continues to write for national magazinesConceive and Babytalk. Her broadcast work has garnered regional and national Edward R. Murrow and numerous AP Mississippi awards. Her magazine stories have won several prizes, including one for excellence in writing from the Florida Magazine Association, and a prestigious team national Folio award. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, theater, NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and most of all, time with her kids.