Sophia Smith Galer is an award-winning journalist, presenter and self-shooter for the BBC World Service.

Fluent in Spanish and Arabic, Sophia covers art, music, technology and religion around the world for the BBC.

She is currently working as the BBC World Service’s first ever Visual Journalist in Faith & Ethics. In her short time at the BBC she has made over 12 foreign trips to report on the complexities of contemporary faith around the globe. Her digital-first storytelling can be found across the BBC website and social media platforms as well as the BBC’s news channels and radio outlets.

Sophia’s work has been spotlighted across national and international press coverage and her social media and video skills have won her a Webby for Social Media in Arts and Culture, a Telly award and an XCity Award from City University. She regularly appears on panels and discussions and has spoken at the Religion News Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas and the United Nations in New York.

Sophia is one of the first journalists in the UK to be experimenting with TikTok as a storytelling tool and now has a following of over 100,000 people.