Zlatica Hoke, a native of Croatia, has been with the Voice of America for more than a decade.

She has covered the United States extensively over the years, reporting about its cities, countryside, people, lifestyle and culture.

She now enjoys analyzing global developments and trends for Focus.

She has traveled extensively and also lived in England and South Africa.

Ms. Hoke loves classical music, especially opera, travel and literature. She lives on Capitol Hill with her son Theodore.