(United States) – Hellenic News of America announces that Markos Papadatos, a top journalist, has made the Hellenic News Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place in the fall and he will be entered into the Hall of Fame officially in 2017, which is the year of its 30th anniversary. Markos Papadatos has been in journalism for over a decade and he has written over 5,000 articles over the course of his career.
According to the Hellenic News of America website, when Papadatos was told that he was receiving the honor he said, ““Wow. Thank you so much to the Hellenic News of America for this magnanimous honor. A special thank you to Mr. Paul Kotrotsios and Aphrodite Kotrotsios for all of their guidance and tremendous support. The fact that this recognition is coming from the Greek-American community means so much to me, and I couldn’t be prouder of my Greek heritage. I am truly honored to be celebrating this occasion at the 30th anniversary of your bilingual newspaper. My mother, Effie, will definitely be proud. Love you Mom.”
Papadatos is currently the Editor-at-Large for music news at the Digital Journal. As part of his position, he has interviewed countless music celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Megadeath, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, Armin Van Buren, and more. He has also interviewed other celebrities and athletes, such as Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz and Criss Angel, the magician. During his speech where he was accepting the honor of being inducted into the 2017 class of the Hellenic News Hall of Fame, he even mentioned Criss Angel. He said, “Finally, I would also like to acknowledge world renowned magician Criss Angel for being my biggest influence in life… he is a master magician, an incredible human being and a true humanitarian,” the power-journalist concluded.