Sophie Wallace

Sophie Wallace

Age: 26
Location: Glasgow
Pronouns: she/her

Sophie Wallace, 30 under 30 nominee in 2023 smiling and looking off camera.

A journalist, broadcaster and senior PR executive, Sophie Wallace has spent the last decade paving the way for women with working-class roots in the media.

Raised in a tiny, rural village in Falkirk, she began writing a weekly column when she was just 15 for her local newspaper, before graduating with a BA (Hons) in Multimedia Journalism from GCU in 2019. She went on to enjoy a career reporting for some of Scotland’s best loved local radio stations, sharing stories that were closest to the hearts of the communities in which she was based.

She began working at STV shortly after graduation and quickly secured a role as a regular news presenter, anchoring and producing the station’s late and weekend bulletins. At the age of just 23, she made her debut on the STV News at Six, Scotland’s most watched news programme, alongside veteran anchor John Mackay, before travelling to London to work as a reporter and producer at Good Morning Britain.

Now a senior PR executive at leading marketing firm Tigerbond, Sophie has helped raise thousands of pounds for children living in poverty and Scotland’s unpaid carers.

She’s passionate about supporting women from working-class households into careers in media and is often invited to deliver talks to students and school pupils who have an interest in journalism and writing.