Sofia Papaioannou

Sofia Papaioannou (Greek: σοφία παπαϊωάννου; born 1969) is a Greek journalist and television host. Since September 2013, Papaioannou has been a producer and host of Alpha TV's 360 Degrees, a Greek news magazine that covers an array of topics connected to Greek culture, politics, social issues, and history. She is currently co-director of ISTORIMA, an oral history and story-telling project designed to benefit unemployed Greek youth.[1]


Papaiaoannou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1969 and was raised in Palaio Faliro, a coastal suburb of Athens.[2]

Papaioannou holds a BA in History from Deree College, American College of Greece, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Athens. She received a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from New York University before returning to Greece to work in both print and broadcast journalism.[3]

Papaioannou has been active and visible in Greek journalism for 25 years. She has worked at four major Greek television stations: Antenna, Mega, Skai, and Alpha, working in a variety of roles and capacities (journalist, editorial director, co-anchor, co-presenter, presenter, and producer), and has covered stories across the world as well as across Greece.[4]  She has also hosted a radio show, served as Editorial Director of the Greek edition of the Huffington Post[5], and served as a print reporter for Greece's largest daily, Kathimerini. She served as head of the Foreign Press Office for the Athens 2004 Bid Committee for the Olympic Games.[6]

Published worksEdit

Papaioannou is the author of the book (in Greek), Hidden in the Aegean: A True Story, published in May 2011 by Patakis Editions.[2]


Papaioannou was recipient of the 2017 Association of European Journalists' Award.

In 2005, 2006, and 2007 she was recipient of the Greek TV/Ethnos award for the investigative news show "The Files."

Personal lifeEdit

Papaioannou is married and has two children, a son and a daughter.[2]


  1. ^ "Istorima - Γίνε μια ιστορία". Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  2. ^ a b c "Hidden in the Aegean | Patakis Foreign Rights". Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  3. ^ "Sophia Papaioannou". The American College of Greece. 2016-05-30. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  4. ^ "Sofia Papaioannou ∼ The New Files · SKAI". Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  5. ^ Papaioannou, Sophia; Director, ContributorEditorial; Greece, HuffPost (2014-11-20). "Welcome To Huffington Post Greece". HuffPost. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  6. ^ "LATEST ALUMNI SUCCESS STORY Sophia Papaioannou | Touchbase Issue 27". Retrieved 2019-09-30.