Journalist and videographer covering South America
Sofia Perpétua is a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She reports and writes stories, shoots and edits video and photography. After receiving a Master’s degree in journalism from the City University of New York, she was awarded The New York Times Fellowship. While working for the The New York Times, she produced the literature series “The Read Around,” interviewed Patti Smith and produced some episodes of “On the Street with Bill Cunningham.” Her work has also been featured on BBC, NBC, CNN, Ms. Mag, Public Radio International, New York Financial Press, The Intercept Brazil, Notícias Magazine and other news outlets in the United States, Brazil and Portugal. She worked as an International Communication Consultant for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Previously, she was a program assistant at PNND, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and a board member of the Newswomen's Club of New York.
Sofia was born in Lisbon, lived in Amsterdam and Madrid, grew up in New York and she is currently living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, conversational in French and Dutch. When she is not working you can find her listening to vinyl records, drawing sunny landscapes, scribbling fiction or meeting friends over cheese and wine.