British Journalism Awards Innovation of the Year 2021
TikTok ‘Voice of Change’, Top 100 UK
Creators 2020 & 2021
Edinburgh TV Festival’s Ones to Watch,
MHPC #30ToWatch Young Journalist
Award Winner in Culture, Entertainment
and Lifestyle, 2020
XCity Award Winner, 2019, awarded by
City University for ‘ambitious and
distinctive content on religion’
Webby Award for Social Media in Arts
and Culture, 2019
BJTC Radio News Documentary of the
Sophia Smith Galer is a multi-award-winning reporter, author and TikTok creator based in London – making content for over 500,000 followers around the world.
Her videos have been viewed over 130 million times and in 2022 she was named on the Forbes under 30 list as well as a ‘Face to Watch’ in books by the Evening Standard. She is credited with pioneering newsgathering and publishing on TikTok in the UK, and for leading agenda-setting investigations around sexual and reproductive health rights.
Vogue also named her in their list of 2022’s 25 most influential women in the UK – alongside Emma Raducanu, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Sophia began her career at the BBC where she reported on the complexities of contemporary faith across the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World News as the network’s first Visual Journalist in Faith and Ethics. She now works as a Senior News Reporter at VICE World News where she covers everything from gender violence and technology to the climate crisis and health.
In 2021 she won ‘Innovation of the Year’ for her TikTok journalism at the British Journalism Awards and was named a Voice of Change by TikTok, who listed her as one of their top 100 UK creators for the second year running.
Her first book, Losing It: Sex Education for the 21st Century, is out now, addressing the sex misinformation crisis and debunking sex myths.