Website: http://heraldingthetruth.blogspot.com/ and http://heraldingthetruth-chrissimos.blogspot.com/
Managing Editor, Editor-In-Chief, Associate Editor, Editor, Columnist, Lecturer, and Publisher of Various Newsletters.
Served as anchor on a number of television shows, had guest spots on several radio and television programs with a variety of content. Served on television panels and lectured for a number of organizations. Among these organizations are the Hellenic University Club, the Hellenic American Press, the Junior Jay-Cees the Hellenic American Teachers Association and the Hellenic American Bankers Association.
In 1960 I published the bilingual magazine Idea, sponsored by the Hellenic Orthodox community of the St Gerassimos Church in Upper Manhattan. It was distributed to the Orthodox Hellenes throughout the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.
Between 1963 and 1973 I served as the Editor-in-chief of the English section of the leading Hellenic American daily, The National Herald, which reached readers nationwide. During that time, I was also a guest lecturer at the Hellenic University Club, speaking on a variety of subjects.
From 1973 to 2000 I served as the Associate Editor as well as the social, travel andrestaurant editor and columnist for the Hellenic Times, an all-English language bimonthly publication, reaching a nationwide as well as international readership.
While serving in the above capacity at the Hellenic Times, I also wrote social columns for several magazines and publications. Among the most notable of these publications are, Esis Magazine published by the National Greek Television of New York and Yiati Magazine published by the Paralikas Television Enterprise.
Also I have served as a writer/columnist for the Hellenic Chronicle, the most prestigious weekly all-English newspaper, published in Boston, with a nationwide readership.
Also wrote for the Greek Star, a bimonthly newspaper in Chicago in English.
Likewise, I wrote for the Proini Daily newspaper’s English section, which reached nationwide readership. The Greek American Review, a monthly magazine and the Estiator, the nationwide magazine, reaching restaurateurs across America are two more publications for which I still write. My column also appears in the Boston newspaper, the Hellenic Voice every other week.
Sometime in the late Seventies or Early Eighties, I was commissioned by the Governments of Greece and Cyprus and undertook a trip to these two nations, taking with me an expert in the Byzantine style of constructing churches, architect Steven Papadatos, for the purpose of investigating thoroughly the ancient churches-built between 800 AD and 1400 AD-for the purpose of writing in depth an article on these houses of worship from a point of view of ancient construction methods vis-à-vis modern ways. The article was to be written by Daily New reporter Gus Dallas.
Indeed, on our return, Gus Dallas wrote this article, which was printed in the Daily News on syndication, after which, it was reprinted in all major newspapers throughout the United States.
In 2001, I served as a lecturer in one of the events organized by the World Habitat Organization of the United Nations, speaking from the viewpoint of the journalist on the subject of City slums. From 1970 to 1978 while living in Queens.
From 1975 to 2001 I have served on the Board of Editors for Philadelphia’s Hellenic News of America, having full responsibility for the content in both English and Hellenic. Simultaneously wrote a social as well as a food column for this monthly publication. Early in 2004 I became the newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Page Director, while assuming the duties as Promotional Director for the newspaper’s Annual Trade show, the Hermes Expo International.
From 1974 to 2000, I served as the editor of the quarterly newsletter for the Greek-Orthodox Archdiocesan organization of the Archons of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle (Ecumenical Patriarchate.)
While editing their Newsletter, the Order of Saint Andrew retained me for the same period of time as their Public Relations liaison with the Press, charging me with the all-around responsibility for the assignment. My experience in promotional work dates from the early Seventies, when I served as the Public Relations agent for a number of organizations, from Architectural firms to dining establishments.
In 1975 I taped an Eyewitness News, Channel 7, food segment with Bob Lape, serving as the narrator of the dish that was featured. Between 1970 and 1990, I have been a guest on the Joe Franklin Show on Channel 9 numerous times. In the 1970s I hosted my own Cable TV show (Manhattan Cable) after its establishment and also did about ten segments on Cable TV in 1980s as making my debut as a producer-director-anchor. Between 1998 and 2000 I anchored the Maria Papadatos, East-West Show on a weekly basis as guest-host (HUF Channel 39, Sundays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) During a trip to Perth, W. Australia, I was interviewed by one of the local stations there.
Currently I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Greek Press, a Chicago monthly newspaper, with sole authority on the content and design of the newspaper since 2004. I also am the correspondent for the States of NJ, PA and MD for the National Herald, a Greek daily in New York with a week English issue. In addition, I am a contributing columnist and feature writer for the Magazine in NY called Estiator.
Since the inception of the internationally distributed elegant publication Black Tie Magazine, I have been its Travel editor and have written for it a social column as well as a four-page Travelogue.
In addition, I am currently writing a column for the Boston-based Hellenic Voice, having started with a 3-page full color Travelogue about Greece in its June 19th 2002 issue. Since then I have been writing a regular column for that prestigious newspaper.
In 1977, I was the sole coordinator of the Miss Greek America Pageant undertaken by the National Greek Television. I was in full charge of the entire project and had full jurisdiction over all the committee chair-people, the panel of judges, the music, the contest and every aspect of the event. In 1993 and again in 1995 I was in charge of the promotional aspect of the Greek Independence Day Parade on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
I have been associated with Con Edison for thirty years, having served the company in a variety of tasks, including Public Affairs Representative and editor of the Manhattan Division newsletter. On January 2003 I retired from that company.
In addition I served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek American Foundation for the Performing Art of Classical Music in the capacity of Media Director for a period of two years as well as a Board member after the inception of the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee (HANAC).
My post-secondary education, in Cairo, Egypt and New York, NY, (CUNY) encompasses a vast range of subjects, always leaning heavily towards the academic sector, my major being Political Sciences.
My knowledge of languages extends from the Hellenic and English to French, Arabic, Italian and Spanish. My knowledge and understanding of the Byzantine era is of considerable depth allowing speaking and lecturing on this subject.