Sophie Shevardnadze is a TV and radio journalist, television and radio show host, op-ed writer and interviewer for Russia’s leading magazines. For the past five years, she has hosted her own programme, SophieCo, on Russia’s English language network channel RT (Russia Today), interviewing prominent politicians and newsmakers from around the world. She also co-hosted two radio shows on Echo of Moscow and has hosted shows for Russia’s Chanel One.
Sophie also writes op-ed articles, columns and flagship interviews for Russia’s leading magazines and newspapers. She moderates various panels and public discussions around the world, on various topics from politics to charity. Venues have included the United Nation and the Eurasian Media Forum. Sophie has been a speaker at Harvard and Yale on matters of media and foreign relations.
Sophie has been heavily involved with the philanthropic fund of Russia, the VERA foundation with a focus on hospice care for both adults and children, and a Board Member of the Global Teachers Prize Academy and the Russian TV Academy.
Sophie was born into a political family, a granddaughter of the last foreign minister of the Soviet Union and later President of Georgia, Edward Shevardnadze. Raised and educated between Tbilisi, Paris and New York, she is fluent in five languages (English, French, Russia, Georgian and conversant in Italian). She earned her BA degree at Emerson College, and an MA degree from NYU in Broadcast Journalism.