Kostas Koukoumakas (b. 1984) is a professional journalist based in Athens, Greece. He studied Journalism and Media at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked as reporter for the major Greek daily TA NEA (2008-2013) and for VICE (2014-2021). Today he is a journalist and producer at 24Media Lab covering politics, finance and organized crime in Greece and the Balkans. His work has appeared in the BBC News, DIE ZEIT, VICE World News, The Guardian, Balkan Insight, Goethe-Institute Magazine and K Magazine – Kathimerini Newspaper.
2021 Parontes documentary film dir. Yorgos Avgeropoulos/ iMEdD (Research, transcription)
2019 EU Migration Media Award – 2nd prize
2018 20th Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival – Official selection
2017 Nominated for the European Press Prize, The Investigative Reporting Award (team work)
2015 Helen Vlachos Greek-German Journalistic Award
2015 Balkan Fellowship for BIRN
2013 He assisted Harry Karanikas in the ICIJ special project Offshore Leaks reporting on the Greek names behind offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands