Christina’s research as journalist focuses on mainly two topics: “child abuse in church” and “police”. In 2021, her book Tatort Polizei – Gewalt, Rassismus und mangelnde Kontrolle (Crime scene police – Violence, racism and lack of control, C.H. Beck) was published, which she wrote together with Jan Keuchel.
After a time as a reporter for the tagesschau editorial team of WDR, she now works as investigative journalist for the ARD magazine Monitor and as an author of documentaries in ARD and WDR, which are often characterized by the fact that they accompany people over a long period of time. One of them a young protester, who had to fight for justice in court for four years after a case of police violence at Christopher Street Day in Cologne in 2016.
Christina Zühlke was awarded the Red Cross Media Prize for a film marking the 25th anniversary of the arson attack in the Westgerman City Solingen. Together with the entire Monitor – Team she won the Grimme Prize in 2020 for the “continuous and strong reporting on right-wing extremism and right-wing terrorism”.