She has won two Emmy Awards for Best Entertainment Program for The West and Best On Camera Performance for a PBS title. She has received many other distinctions, including six Associated Press Awards and Best Documentary and Best Mini Series Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
As reported by New Greek TV in New York, she is proud of being Greek and doesn’t want to change her name. “I never wanted to change my Greek name. I like to explain to those who ask that I come from the island of Crete,” she said.
Her father immigrated from Greece to the USA and Vicki grew up in Sacramento, always staying in contact with Greek culture and the Greek Orthodox Church.
As for her career in television, she explained that she was influenced by her family environment, since her father worked as a television repairman and her mother was an artist who had even worked in Broadway.
Liviakis graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and studied Social Science, Political Science and Journalism. She began her career in radio, working as a news director and host. She then entered television as a freelance reporter, host and anchor.