Nikos Efstathiou is a journalist and author from Athens, Greece and the current Managing Editor at LiFO. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science and obtained his Masters from Columbia University’s SIPA. His reporting specializes on world news and focuses on the US, Turkey and the Middle East, as well as technology and innovation. He was previously a journalist for Kathimerini, and his work has appeared on NBC News, Worldcrunch, Ahval, Libération, and the International New York Times in Greece. In 2022, he published his first book “Pyrros, by his first name” an intimate narrative biography of Pyrros Dimas, weightlifter and Greece’s most decorated Olympic athlete in direct collaboration with him. Niko also worked as Communications Officer for WHO’s Country Office in Greece in 2020-2021 at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and was previously selected as a 2016 Google News Lab Fellow partnering with WITNESS Media Lab and worked on new media and human rights monitoring through citizen journalism. He speaks Greek, English, French, Spanish and Turkish.