Vicki Liviakis, a stunning Emmy-Award winning Greek-American journalist, spoke to Greek Reporter about her career and Greek heritage. Liviakis is a news anchor for KRON 4 based in San Francisco, California. She joined the Bay Area station in 2001 and currently anchors the weekend news at 9:00 and 11:00 p.m., in addition to reporting throughout the week.
Liviakis was born to Greek parents and grew up in Sacramento, California. She feels very Greek and is extremely proud of her heritage! Her mother is from Kalamata and Corinth, and her father is from a small village outside Hania, Crete. Liviakis graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied Journalism and Politics. She started her journalism career in radio working as a news director and anchor. Liviakis then broke into television as a freelance reporter, anchor and host.
Vicki then reported, hosted and anchored many national and local television programs. Her 30-minute Consumer Travel Reports and Travel Update program were syndicated on more than 100 national TV stations, in addition to several other nations (www.kron4.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=33).
Liviakis has won two Emmy Awards for Best Entertainment Program for “The West” and for Best On Camera Performance for a PBS title. She has been honored with numerous awards, including six Associated Press Awards and Best Documentary and Best Mini Series Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. The American Women in Radio and Television honored Liviakis for her Outstanding Contributions to Broadcasting. She has traveled around the world reporting on international events ranging from terrorism to natural catastrophes.
Vicki’s vibrant personality shines through in our interview, where she was happy to discuss her career, heritage and thoughts on Greece. The Greek-American community is very lucky to call Vicki Liviakis its own!