Sonja Smith


Sonja Smith is an award-winning journalist based in Namibia, a Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism member, and a correspondent for the Associated Press. She has worked for various Namibian media publications including Confidente, Windhoek Observer, and The Namibian. In 2023 Smith became a Pulitzer Grantee which supported an investigation into Namibia’s Sanitation Crisis produced together with fellow journalists Frederick Clayton and Margaret Courtney-Clarke. That investigation was nominated by The INN Nonprofit News Awards -which honor excellence in journalism, leadership & community service across the field of nonprofit news.

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