Antonis Diamataris

Deputy Minister for Diaspora Greeks, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Antonis Diamataris isAntonis H. Diamataris, publisher and editor of Eθνικός Κήρυξ (National Herald) and The National Herald, was born and raised on the island of Limnos, Greece. He immigrated to the United States with his family, where he studied Economics at Queens College of New York and  Business Administration (MBA) at Columbia University.

Eθνικός Κήρυξ was founded in 1915, and is the only daily newspaper in the Greek language outside of Greece and Cyprus.

He founded the English-language weekly newspaper National Herald in 1997.

Mr. Diamataris has devoted himself to reporting the news and addressing the issues of paramount significance to the Greek American readership through his newspapers and websites.

He has been honored by numerous organizations and societies, and received the “Order of Merit of Greece” from the President of the Hellenic Republic. He was also honored by AHEPA with its Demosthenes Award; the Hellenic Heritage Foundation in St. Louis; Saint Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, the largest Greek Orthodox parish in the country; Ronald McDonald House Charities, and others.

Mr. Diamataris was also the first person to be the Grand Marshal in consecutive Greek Independence Day Parades, New York in 2005 and Boston in 2006.

He is married to Evangelia and has two children, Vanessa and Eraklis. the Deputy Minister for Diaspora Greek at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic