Honored Young Greek – American Television Professionals Honored
HANAC, the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee, honored eight young Greek Americans who have achieved prominence in television and who are exceptional role models for our youth at its 31st annual Dinner Dance Gala. They were Thalia Assuras, National Correspondent, CBS-TV; John Bolaris, Meteorologist, CBS -TV; Alexis Christoforous, Market Watch, CBS-TV; Nick Gregory, Meteorologist, FOX-TV; Dorrie Klissa, Producer for TODAY Show, NBC-TV; John Marshall, Meteorologist, NBC-TV; Nicole Petallides, Segment Producer, Bloomberg –TV; Andrea Stassou, World News Now, ABC-TV.
Karen Mehiel served as Gala Chairman and helped to coordinate the Gala Committees consisting of Artemis V. Saridakis, Journal Chairman, Litsa Douris, Billy Karabatos, Stephanos Kazantzis, Sophia Marinakis, Journal Co – Chairs, Angela Giannopoulos, Creative Design Co – Chair, Tammy Laspalakis, Ticket & Reservation Chairman, Janet Karahalis, Angela Kazantzis, Georgette Loziou, Demetria Tsagaris, Ticket & Reservation Co – Chairs, Christine Laspalakis, Entertainment & Gift Bag, Chairman, Alyssa Karahalis, Entertainment & Gift Bag Co – Chair.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the time from his busy schedule to personally congratulate our honorees and address the guests at the diner. Other public officials in attendance were NYS Assemblymen Michael Gianaris and Matthew Mirones, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and NYC Councilman, Peter Vallone, Jr.
More than 350 people attended the GALA, enjoying the entertainment and dancing to the wonderful music of ALPHA.