tanya's current work at CNNMoney Switzerland:


Ziggy Marley on what makes a good leader, making a living and continuing Bob Marley's legacy

Bob Marley’s eldest son Ziggy Marley is continuing his father’s legacy by singing about fake leaders and humanity on his latest album “Rebellion Rises.” He tells Tanya König what makes a good leader, what motivated him to name an EP after Spotify, and why tapping into other businesses such as writing a cookbook or having an emoji app helps him reach more people. As he explains, it isn’t money that’s driving him.


Swiss Fashion: Does a celebrity following translate into sales?

Up-and-coming Swiss fashion designer Julia Seemann has made clothes worn by celebrities such as Rihanna. You’d think, in other words, that she’s arrived, but as she tells Tanya König, she still can’t quite make a living at it. Nonetheless, her passion keeps her going, and she continues to work toward turning that kind of visibility—along with collaborations with Swarovski—into sales.


where to spend your money at the street parade

The Street Parade in Zurich is the world’s biggest techno-party. Over 1 million people danced around Lake Zurich to celebrate this year’s motto, “Culture of Tolerance.” The party on the street is free of charge, but if you want to take your partying to the next level, you’ll need to be prepared to shell out.


interview with sam keller, director of fondation beyeler

A new building and a bigger park are at the core of the expansion plans for the Fondation Beyeler, the most visited museum in Switzerland. Its director Sam Keller tells CNNMoney Switzerland half of the CHF 100 million is secured. He hopes he will close the gap by the time they receive the construction permit.


Miriam Baumnn-blocher: "we believe in the swiss market"

Läckerli cookies are part of Basel's identity. Miriam Baumann-Blocher is the owner and CEO of the cookie manufacturer Läckerli Huus, which is based in the canton of Basel-Land. She tells us why she believes in the Swiss market and reveals what she learned from her father, Switzerland's most famous politician Christoph Blocher.


a golden lion for the swiss pavilion

The Swiss Pavilion at the architecture Biennale in Venice won the Golden Lion for the best national participation. It's the first time this prestigious prize was awarded to the Swiss. The installation — titled "Svizzera 240: House Tour" — is about looking at empty flats. It was conceived and designed by a young team of ETH architects. Tanya König met Alessandro Bosshard and Li Tavor—two of the four-person team—to find out the inspiration behind it.


switzerland, home of drones

The World Economic Forum has launched the Drone Innovators Network, a forum aiming to unlock the societal benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles. At the network's inaugural event at ETH Zurich on June 26, Europe's first nationwide unmanned traffic management system put "digital stop signs" in the sky. 


how to spot good art

The world's premiere contemporary art fair, Art Basel, kicked off this week. CNNMoney Switzerland's Tanya König asked galleries such as Galerie Urs Meile, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Rodeo, Catriona Jeffries, on their views on what constitutes a good piece of art.


how zurich is putting itself back on the art map

With the world’s biggest art fair set to kick off soon in Basel, museums and institutions in Zurich are doing their part to attract a share of the visitors in the days ahead. We took a look at what the Zurich art scene is doing to lure in connoisseurs and collectors during Art Basel. Story, camera & editing: Tanya König


a grand food tour of the world

The Street Food Festival in Zurich is going on now and features the best the world has to offer. It started back in 2014 and was the first of its kind in Switzerland. Tanya König samples the tasty treats. 

Camera: Roberto Cancellara, Editing: Tanya König


The most expensive hot dog in the world

The most expensive hot dog in the world is sold by Happy Souls in Switzerland. Tanya König met the women behind it and found out why it's so pricey.

Camera & Editing: Tanya König


interview with actor simon baker

Australian actor Simon Baker, known for his role in the series "The Mentalist", has made his directorial debut with the film "Breath." Tanya König met the actor and director during the Zurich Film Festival and asked him about stepping out as a director and being a brand ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Longines.


«Fashion Drive»: extreme fashion in visual arts

In "Fashion Drive," a new exhibition at Kunsthaus Zurich, you'll find everything from 16th century codpieces to haute couture to today's street wear. It features extreme fashion in painting, in armor, and in film installations and shows just how much fashion has to do with power representation. Tanya König spoke to Cathérine Hug, the co-curator of the exhibit. 

Camera & Editing: Tanya König


interview with minister of investment, trade & industry of botswana

Bogolo Joy Kenewendo is the youngest minister of Botswana and the youngest female member of parliament in the country’s history. After three weeks on the job as the minister of investment, trade and industry, she speaks to CNNMoney Switzerland's Tanya König about the challenges she faces as a 31-year-old female minister and how she makes sure to get it right.


keith tyson: art beyond ego

The British artist Keith Tyson is exhibiting in Switzerland for the sixth time, but it's the first time he's showing his work at the acclaimed gallery Hauser & Wirth. In a sit-down interview with Tanya König, he reflects on his childhood, technology, and on his latest work. (30 April 2018)

Camera: Roberto Cancellara, Editing: Tanya König


the legend of faust told through modern ballet

The legend of Faust is one of the most celebrated stories in literature. The Zurich Opera will debut a ballet interpretation of the story choreographed by the renowned Edward Clug. In this exclusive peek at the production, we set out to learn about the challenges of telling a classic tale through narrative dance. (27 April 2018)


dressing like kylie

Did you know that Kylie Jenner, Shakira, and Taylor Swift love the leather accessories of Swiss fashion designer Yvonne Reichmuth? Tanya met her and got dressed like a Hollywood star. 


the swiss fashion designer hollywood loves

Her leather clothing label YVY can be found in the wardrobes of Hollywood stars and influencers, such as Kylie Jenner, Eva Longoria, Katy Perry, and Monica Bellucci. Success seems to follow 31-year-old Yvonne Reichmuth. Tanya König sat down with the Swiss fashion designer. (6 April 2018)


When refugees learn how to code

In 2014, Husam fled the war in Syria and settled in Switzerland. He got the chance to attend the coding academy for refugees Powercoders and is now interning at Swiss Life. This is his story - filmed and edited by Tanya.


michel comte: people can change the world

Michel Comte has photographed Hollywood legends, flown on Air Force One and shot hundreds of Vogue covers. Now the Swiss photographer is turning his lens on the natural world. Tanya König met him and spoke about his upcoming projects and past encounters. 


ai weiwei says he'll never be a free man

As Chinese artist Ai Weiwei releases his first feature length documentary, he reveals how his own background helped him tap into the global refugee crisis. «Human Flow» exposes the realities of the largest exodus of people since the second world war. Tanya König met him to discuss the crisis and found out why Switzerland will always be so dear to him.


A women in a man's world

When men gathered at the «Man's World» fair, CNNMoney Switzerland's reporter Tanya König attempted to find out what it was all about. (9 March 2018)


interview with the sartorialist

Scott Schuman is one of the world’s best known Street Style photographers with 1 Million followers on Instagram. He started his blog "The Sartorialist" in 2005 and has published several photo books. Tanya König gets a snap shot of what makes him so successful.


this is all about upcycled waste

The Swiss-German artist Dieter Roth was known for his rotten food art, big installations and his famous Roth bar. The artist himself died in 1998. But his son and curator Björn Roth continues his legacy as Tanya König now reports.

Camera & Editing: Tanya König


gastro-tip: ooki izakaya zurich

Want to warm things up? What about slurping a yummy Japanese ramen soup in Zurich? Tanya König and Eléonore Payró take you to one Ooki Izakaya for some noodle delights and insights.

Camera: Eléonore Payro & Tanya König


How to shoot a mobile film

Have you ever wanted to use your phone as a professional video camera? Tanya König sat down with Swiss film director Sandeep Abraham to find out what it takes to produce a proper mobile film during the last Zurich Film Festival. 

Camera & Editing: Tanya König


setting a goal before becoming a mother

Regula Bührer Fecker was the youngest woman ever to be named Swiss advertiser of the year. She now shares her working experience in her first book called #Frauenarbeit. 

Camer & Editing: Tanya König


the tie is not a must

To wear or not to wear a tie? That is the question. While some of the bigger banks maintain strict dress codes, smaller banks are loosening up their tie policy. What is the rule now when even CEO's such as Nestlé's Mark Schneider dismiss the tie? Tanya König finds out.


the first female coding week in switzerland

The first person to write coding for a computer was a British mathematician and a woman: Ada Lovelace. Nowadays, the IT-world is dominated by men. Melanie Kovacs, founder of the Swiss Coding Academy Master21, wanted to do something about it. Last year she organized the first female coding week in Switzerland. Tanya König attended the very first day of the course.

Camera & Editing: Roberto Cancellara


interview with srf director ruedi matter

Swiss voters have spoken decisively in favor of paying for public radio and television. What does the defeat of the "No Billag" initiative mean for Swiss Radio and Television? Tanya König went there to find out. (6 March 2018)