Foreign journalist wows Internet by reporting from Kyiv in six languages

24 February, 11:38 AM
Philip Crowther (Photo:Philip Crowther via Twitter)

Philip Crowther (Photo:Philip Crowther via Twitter)

British-German-Luxembourgish journalist Philip Crowther’s recent report from Kyiv has turned into a viral hit, due to him speaking six languages when reporting about the current situation in Ukraine. 

A video of his multi-lingual reporting has racked up more than 7 million views, more than 9,000 retweets and 57,000 likes.

Crowther posted a video on Twitter on Feb. 21 in which he spoke in English, Luxembourgish, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German with Kyiv in the background.

The 41-year-old journalist currently works for the Associated Press. He talks about the events in Ukraine amid the ongoing threat of Russian invasion.

Video of day

Crowther was born in Luxembourg to a British father and a German mother. Since childhood, he spoke in three languages: German, English and Luxembourgish. Later, Crowther also learned French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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