Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker
Sofia Perpétua is an award-winning video journalist and an internationally-published writer. As a video journalist, she reports, writes, shoots and edits feature videos. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, NBC, CNN, New York Financial Press, The Intercept Brazil, Notícias Magazine and other news outlets in the United States, Brazil and Portugal. In 2016, she became a freelance journalist when she moved to Rio de Janeiro to work on the coverage of the Zika crisis for The New York Times. She later worked as an International Communication Consultant for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
She became a journalist while in college and worked her way through to become editor-in-chief of a music magazine. Later, she received a master’s degree in international and business journalism with an emphasis on video storytelling at the City University of New York and she was selected for The New York Times video fellowship.
Prior to attending CUNY, she also worked as a program assistant for PNND, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
Sofia was born in Lisbon, lived in Amsterdam and Madrid, grew up in New York and currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, conversational in French and Dutch. She is a board member of the Newswomen's Club of New York.
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.