Hella Pick currently works as a consultant and director of arts and culture programme at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and was a senior staff member of The Guardian newspaper from 1961– 1997. She worked first as UN correspondent and later became Washington correspondent, East-West affairs correspondent, diplomatic editor, and associate foreign affairs editor.
She has been a frequent contributor to BBC news programs and has made regular appearances on German and Austrian TV.
She has served two terms on the Council of the Royal Institute of International Relations and is the author of ”Simon Wiesenthal – A Life in Search of Justice and of Guilty Victim – Austria from the Holocaust to Haider”, published in 2000 – an updated English language version of ”Und welche Rolle spielt Österreich”, published in 1999.
In July 2018, Hella Pick has received a Honorary Doctorate at Sussex University. In 2021, her book “Invisible Walls” was published, in which she writes about her life and career in journalism.