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Our Purpose & Our History

As the sister publication of Ethnikos Kyrix, over 106 years old, and the only daily Greek-language publication in North America, The National Herald was founded in 1997 as a response to popular demand: to meet the needs of emerging generations of Greek Americans whose primary language was English. 

Independent Journalism
for the Greek Diaspora Community

Our readers want to be informed of what’s going on in the Greek American community, the Hellenic Diaspora as well as what’s going on in Greece and in Cyprus – all in the English language.

The National Herald is a direct response to this need. It presents news, opinions, and feature stories of paramount interest to Greek-Americans.

Published weekly for Saturday home delivery in the New York Metropolitan area and delivered via the post office throughout the United States, TNH has grown by leaps and bounds and is now the leading English language newspaper serving Greeks throughout North America.

Besides the print edition, TNH’s website (as well as the Greek language version ekirikas.com) receives thousands of subscriptions annually from all around the country and the world. We are the Greek paper of record in North America, and intend to be recognized as the Greek website of record as well.

The wonders of modern technology, as reflected in our new, state-of-the-art website, provide a dual benefit to our readers:

1) The opportunity to read TNH from anywhere in the world

2) Access to breaking news, provocative opinions, new recipes, travel tips, and many other features every single day.

As we progress through the second decade of the 21st century, we invite you to take a look back at how we got here:

1915

Ethnikos Kirix is founded by Petros Tatanis, a merchant from Amaliada, Greece on April 2, 1915.

1976

Eugene Rossides, founder of the American Hellenic Institute, and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Nixon Administration, becomes publisher. 

1982

The newspaper relocates from Manhattan to its privately-owned headquarters in Long Island City. The newspaper also maintains offices in Boston, Athens, and Nicosia.

1997

Recognizing the need for an English language edition to better serve the community, Ethnikos Kirix launches its weekly edition – The National Herald – which becomes an overnight success and quickly reaches a substantial level of circulation. 

2003

After the success of the initial home delivery launch, TNH expands its deliver reach to include subscribers in the New England area. 

2005

TNH relocates again, this time to its current privately-owned headquarters, located at 37-10 30th Street in Long Island City, NY. 

2006

TNH launches its own website and joins the digital age. 

2015

Ethnikos Kyrix celebrates its historic 100th Anniversary with a fitting and truly memorable event at the New York Public Library.

1947

Babis Marketos takes over the company and remains its publisher for the next 29 years.

1979

A young and dynamic Antonis H. Diamataris takes over as publisher. His relentless (and ongoing!) passion to meet the needs of the Greek-American community catapults Ethnikos Kirix into the leading Greek language daily news publication in North America.

1984

The newspaper obtains its own high-speed presses so that the entirety of the printing process occurs in-house with its own equipment.

2002

TNH begins offering home delivery to subscribers in New York and its surrounding states.

2012

Antonis H. Diamataris completes his 33rd year as publisher, becoming the longest-serving publisher in Ethnikos Kirix’s history, surpassing the tenure of Petros Tatanis. 

2019

On July 11, 2019 Vanessa E. Diamataris assumes control of the print edition of The National Herald and Eraklis A. Diamataris assumes control of Ethnikos Kirix. 

1915

Ethnikos Kirix is founded by Petros Tatanis, a merchant from Amaliada, Greece on April 2, 1915.

1947

Babis Marketos takes over the company and remains its publisher for the next 29 years.

1976

Eugene Rossides, founder of the American Hellenic Institute, and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Nixon Administration, becomes publisher. 

1979

A young and dynamic Antonis H. Diamataris takes over as publisher. His relentless (and ongoing!) passion to meet the needs of the Greek-American community catapults Ethnikos Kirix into the leading Greek language daily news publication in North America.

1982

The newspaper relocates from Manhattan to its privately-owned headquarters in Long Island City. The newspaper also maintains offices in Boston, Athens, and Nicosia.

1984

The newspaper obtains its own high-speed presses so that the entirety of the printing process occurs in-house with its own equipment.

1997

Recognizing the need for an English language edition to better serve the community, Ethnikos Kirix launches its weekly edition – The National Herald – which becomes an overnight success and quickly reaches a substantial level of circulation. 

2002

TNH begins offering home delivery to subscribers in New York and its surrounding states.

2003

After the success of the initial home delivery launch, TNH expands its deliver reach to include subscribers in the New England area. 

2005

TNH relocates again, this time to its current privately-owned headquarters, located at 37-10 30th Street in Long Island City, NY. 

2006

TNH launches its own website and joins the digital age. 

2012

Antonis H. Diamataris completes his 33rd year as publisher, becoming the longest-serving publisher in Ethnikos Kirix’s history, surpassing the tenure of Petros Tatanis. 

2015

Ethnikos Kyrix celebrates its historic 100th Anniversary with a fitting and truly memorable event at the New York Public Library.

2019

On July 11, 2019 Vanessa E. Diamataris assumes control of the print edition of The National Herald and Eraklis A. Diamataris assumes control of Ethnikos Kirix. 

To be continued...

Who We Are

The National Herald/Ethnikos Kirix has been producing independent journalism for over 100 years. Get to know the team that makes it happen below.

Office Secretary

secretary@ekirikas.com

Advisor to the Publishers

publisher@ekirikas.com

Ethnikos Kirix/The National Herald Journalist

chris.athanasatos@gmail.com

Assistant Executive Editor

eleni.sakellis@ekirikas.com

Office Accountant

accountant@ekirikas.com

co-Editor/co-Publisher

ediamataris@ekirikas.com

Subscription Management

subscriptions.sales2@ekirikas.com

Operations Manager

s.lagoudi@ekirikas.com

Ethnikos Kirix/The National Herald Journalist

mdemeli@ekirikas.com

Co-Editor/Co-Publisher

vdiamataris@ekirikas.com

Director of Advertising

advertising@ekirikas.com

Careers

Submit your resume to secretary@ekirikas.com