OUR PURPOSE AND OUR HISTORY
As the sister publication of the Ethnikos Kyrix, now almost a century old and the only daily Greek language publication in North America, The National Herald (TNH) was founded in 1997 in response to popular demand: to meet the needs of emerging generations of Greek-Americans whose primary language is English.
Our readers want to know what is going on in the Greek-American community and Hellenic Diaspora, as well as in Greece and Cyprus – and they want their news 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 via the post office throughout the United States, TNH has grown by leaps and bounds and is the leading English language newspaper serving Greeks throughout North America.
Besides the print edition, TNH’s website (and its Greek language version www.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, and 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 Kyrix is founded by the merchant Petros Tatanis, on April 2, 1915.
1947 – Babis Marketos takes over the company and remains its publisher for the next 29 years.
1976 – Eugene Rossides, Undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, becomes publisher.
1979 – A young and energetic Antonis H. Diamataris takes over as publisher. His ongoing passion to meet the needs of the Greek-American community catapults the Kyrix 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.
1997 – Recognizing the need for an English language edition, the newspaper launches its weekly edition – The National Herald – which becomes an overnight success and quickly reaches a substantial level of circulation.
2002 – TNH begins home delivery to subscribers to New York and surrounding states.
2003 – TNH expands its home delivery reach, to include subscribers in the New England area.
2004 – TNH launches its own website.
2005 – TNH relocates to its current, privately-owned ultramodern headquarters, located at 37-10 30 St., Long Island City, NY, 11101.
2012 – Antonis Diamataris completes his 33rd year as publisher, becoming the longest-serving publisher in the newspaper’s history.
2019 – On July 11, 2019 Vanessa E. Diamataris assumes control of the print edition of The National Herald and Eraklis A. Diamataris runs the online edition.