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Οι νέοι Φάκελοι: Αλέξης Παπαχελάς, Τάσος Τέλλογλου και Σοφία Παπαϊωάννου


For more than a decade Alexis Papahelas, Tasos Telloglou, Sofia Papaioannou and their team of reporters/producers have shed light on current events and landmark historical moments that shaped our world. With its established dedication to comprehensive and in depth investigative journalism, “The New Files” meet the newsmakers and reveal their untold stories.

In most of its thirteen seasons running, the program has been nominated for the “Freddy Germanos” award for Outstanding Newsprogram and has won the award every year for 7 consecutive seasons. In addition “The New Files” has been awarded the Best Report of the Year Award during the 2007-8 season for an exclusive money trail investigative report and has been nominated for various other awards in Greece and abroad.

The ‘New Files’ team

Aggelos Petropoulos

Aggelos Petropoulos has been the Executive Editor of “The New Files” since 2007. Born in Athens in 1982, he studied Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens and Broadcast Journalism as a Stabile Fellow of Investigative Journalism at the Columbia University in New York. In the past 5 years Aggelos has executive produced from News Specials to Event Broadcasts, including a BBC co-production. Before that, he served as a “New Files” producer for cross-border investigative exposés, major international newsmaker interviews and human-interest documentaries shot in Greece, Europe and the US. Aggelos has also worked with all three US networks in the past, and has done work for CBS' 60 Minutes. He contributes investigative reports for the daily “Kathimerini” and collaborates with various international media. He speaks English and German.

Eleni Varvitsioti

Eleni was born in 1982. Graduated from Athens College and studied Broadcast Journalism at Boston University. After graduation she went around the world on a floating university participating at the Semester at Sea program. Worked as a reporter/producer for the news program “The Files” from 2004-2007 at MEGA Channel. In the summer of 2007 she took classes on documentary production at Maine Media Workshops in the US and then took off for Cusco, Peru where she worked voluntarily in the juvenile detention center of the city in order to produce a documentary about life behind bars. From Peru she was found in China where she worked in the production of the Cultural year of Greece in China, organizing many concerts, theater plays and exhibitions of Greek artists that took place in Beijing just before the Olympic Games. In 2008 she came back to Greece and to “The New Files” in SKAI TV as a reporter/producer. Ιn 2010 she was the correspondent of the station to the disastrous earthquakes of Haiti and Chile and in 2011 did the coverage of the events that led to the fall of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt . She contributes in the daily newspaper “Kathimerini” and collaborates with ABC News and the New York Times. She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Marianna Kakaounaki

Born in 1981, Marianna studied Psychology at Royal Holloway and Organizational and Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. She worked for the Organizing Committees of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games in the design of the Volunteers Program and Media Operations. She has attended courses in Documentary Film Production at both Maine Media Workshops in the U.S.A. and The National Film and Television School in the UK. In April 2010 she attended the Global Investigating Conference in Geneva. She has been employed as a journalist for ‘The Files’ since January 2005, she contributes in the daily Greek Newspaper “Kathimerini” and collaborates with “The Wall Street Journal” . She speaks English and French.