Sofia Papaioannou has presented reports from almost every country in Europe and from the United States.
Sofia Papaioannou was the editor-in-chief of “The Files” in the first three years of its presence. In the first ever episode of the series in October 2000, she presented an exclusive report on the then forthcoming changes to the Greek penal code. Two years later these changes played a decisive role in the arrest of members of the terrorist organization November 17.
In the seven years “The Files” have been on air, Sofia Papaioannou has presented reports from almost every country in Europe and from the United States. With cameras in tow, she has traveled throughout Europe and the US on assignment: to Switzerland to meet and interview Carmen Bin Laden, to occupied Cyprus to reveal the purchases of homes by British and Irish MPs, to oil producing Iran and to the recent war-zone in Lebanon, to the Eurostat Headquarters in Brussels and inside Greek prisons.
Some of the most important reports she has presented for “The Files” have dealt with the nationalist propaganda of school textbooks in Skopje, the irredentist goals of Albanian nationalists in Tirana, the priceless archives of Macedonian monasteries currently on display in Bulgarian museums and the true face of Turkey’s serving Prime Minister. Sofia Papaioannou’s first work in television with Alexis Papahelas and Tasos Telloglou was on the program “Mavro Kouti” (“Black Box”) on MEGA CHANNEL in 1998. Formerly she has also reported for local New York television. In Greece she has also worked on the international news desk at ANTENNA TV and in the foreign press office of the Athens Olympic Games Campaign Committee. Sofia Papaioannou studied English Literature at the University of Athens and History at Deree College before going on to study Broadcast Journalism at New York University. She is also a contributor of the daily Kathimerni.