- Posted by Shannon Lanier
- On October 17, 2022
Sophia Reza is a bilingual (English and Spaniah) communications professional with more than 20 years of professional experience creating compelling narratives in a demanding environment. A former broadcast journalist and multi-agency manager, she is a successful communications strategist and storyteller with a network of key connections in local, regional and national media as well as other contacts in diversified industries.
Sophia has expansive experience preparing law firm leaders and attorneys, healthcare and transportation executives, and other seasoned professionals for media interviews with TV, print, radio and digital outlets. Using her background as a reporter, she coaches clients on media expectations and recommends responses to reporters’ questions that drive home the desired narrative. Sophia provides counsel on PR and marketing content to drive business goals, and she has experience in crisis communications with a style that balances toughness with professionalism.
Sophia spent 14 years as a reporter and anchor in local television markets around Texas and Oklahoma, including Dallas, Oklahoma City, El Paso, San Antonio, Amarillo and San Angelo. She loved meeting new people and earning their trust to share their stories. Sophia also had the unique opportunity to storm chase in Oklahoma, which fueled her love for weather.
She earned her degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and is a dedicated Longhorn. A strong advocate for women’s issues, diversity and multicultural initiatives, Sophia is passionate about volunteerism and supports local organizations such as the Texas Women’s Foundation. She is a former member of the Junior Leagues of Dallas and Seattle, and served on the fundraising committee for the Arthritis Foundation’s annual Bone Bash Seattle.
In her spare time, Sophia enjoys traveling with her husband, Jon, and spending time with their dog, Shirley. She loves to read, hike, sing and dance, and she belongs to two bowling leagues. On weekends, Sophia and Jon are often found participating in the occasional Karaoke duet.