About

meSophie is a multimedia journalist who produces news and human-interest features. She worked as a digital producer for CNN International and is now at the BBC as a broadcast journalist.

Sophie has reported from Somalia, Kenya, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Poland and Senegal, where she covered stories about entrepreneurship and social development through sport. In December 2016 she won a fellowship through the International Women’s Media Foundation to report from the US-Mexico border on issues of migration and binational life.

In March 2016 she was invited by the UN Food & Agriculture agency to document the struggles of pastoralists in Kenya and Somalia as the region faces a devastating drought and threat of famine.

At CNN, she worked on social storytelling projects and features, as well as major news events from the EU referendum to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Prior to digital journalism, Sophie was a researcher on investigative television programmes including BBC Panorama and Channel 4’s Dispatches. Her writing has appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Telegraph, VICE and The Guardian, among others, covering a wide range of topics.

Sophie speaks French and Spanish fluently and has a Masters in journalism from City University London.

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Email her at seastaugh@hotmail.co.uk

 

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