KIM BACK WEEKEND MORNINGS: NBC5 reporter Kim Vatis is back to her regular weekend morning shift at the anchor desk after filling in Monday through Friday of recent.
As for her
recent dance excursion, Kim
was able to meet and exceed her
$3000 goal to raise money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation in a 'dancing with celebs' competition in early March.
Another of our many "cousins," NBC5 anchor/reporter Kim Vatis, is a member of Thodos' Board of Directors.
Kim is an attorney/real estate associate who also has some media projects in the works.
Our close "cousin" Kim Vatis
is a Thodos board member.
SMART MONEY ON VATIS: Yes, our longtime "cousin" Kim Vatis
, weekend morning news anchor and weekday morning reporter at NBC5 Chicago
, will be getting quite the workout in coming weeks as talk about the economy heats up.
Debt ceilings, credit ratings, S&P downgrades, deficit spending, taxes, etc. Kim's
all over it as host of NBC5's " Smart Money " show, aired Wednesdays.
And we just LOVE the fact she
includes the GMC website on her
facebook fan page profile.
Two thumbs up, Kim!!!
And special thanks to NBC5's Kim Vatis, Kronos Gyros founder Chris Tomaras , and NFL Hall-of-Fame coach Marv Levy for adding their star power to the evening's highlights, which included a primer on the exciting new mobile interactive marketing technology from our main sponsor, Velti.com.
KIM'S GREEK YOGURT RECIPE: Our close "cousin," NBC5 Chicago reporter and weekend morning news anchor Kim Vatis
, during a recent newscast, shared her
favorite homemade recipe for Greek yogurt.
Such as FOX32 weekday morning anchor Anna Davlantes and NBC5 morning reporter/anchor Kim Vatis
who were called into extra duty as weather was ALL the rage and about the only thing any of us were interested in the entire week.
VATIS NAMED ANCHOR, JAN. 9 APPEARANCE : Chicago NBC5's Kim Vatis was recently named the permanent morning co-anchor of the station's weekend morning newscast!
She continues as a general assignment reporter during weekdays.
On Sunday, January 9, Kim
will be the guest speaker at a scholarship luncheon hosted by the Greek Women's University Club
, titled "Celebrating 80 Years of Promoting the Arts, Culture, and Education.
KIM BROADCASTS & WRITES THE NEWS: Our close "cousin" Kim Vatis, NBC5 Chicago morning news reporter, has been writing stories for the NBC website as well, including this recent piece on ROW (Recovery on Water), a philanthropic organization devoted to breast cancer survivors (Kim also emceed their recent event).
Check it out nbcchicago.com/news/health/row-cancer-recovery-100056869.html
It's been a big year for Kim
, who won two major broadcast journalism awards!
KIM NAMED "BEST REPORTER!
She's one of our close GMC "cousins" so of course we're elated to convey that Chicago NBC5's Kim Vatis in late March was named the "best TV reporter in Chicago and St. Louis" for 2009 by the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association!
Kim came to the station in 1997 and has been serving as a general assignment reporter ever since.
also fills in at the anchor desk and works on special projects for the 10 p.m. newscast.
You can watch her
every morning on "NBC5 Today.
uncovered a glitch in the Illinois Tollway's
I-PASS system that showed how some users had been overcharged, and led an investigation into "car cloning" and how the FBI fears it may be a tool for terrorists.
Most recently, Kim
reported from inside the `virtual' world to show how gaming technology is having a real-life impact helping the city train for emergencies and how it's fueling local businesses.
won an Emmy nomination for her
reporting of the E2 Nightclub tragedy and the murders of the young Zion girls.
In 2007, Past honors include a nomination for an Emmy for "Best Reporter in the Chicago/Midwest Chapter" of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in telecommunications and currently lives in downtown Chicago with her daughter.
volunteers regularly reading to students at Chicago
and suburban public schools, and she's
a regular at our functions.
Please give Kim
a hardy congrats when next your paths cross!
From FOX32 reporter/anchor Anna Davlantes and NBC5's Kim Vatis, to CLTV on-air personalities Monica Schneider and Garard McClendon, WLTH-AM radio host Theodore McClendon, Comcast SportsNet's Jen Patterson , former Lerner newspaper editor Charles Mouradites , Greek America publisher Gregory Pappas, Karen Demos of ABC Family, Bessie Tsionis of CN100 and NBC's LXTV, traffic reporter Jill Urchek, filmmaker Valerie Gobos, radio/TV personality Jane Monzures, The Greek Star'sMaria Karamitsos , Steve Livaditis of www.Portokalada.com; the Daily Frappe guys Spiro Papadopoulos, Kostas Vasilopoulos, and Kyriakos Mellos; CLTV producer Jerry Riles , 950-AM radio's John Papas, WIND radio's Dan Levy, and Kathleen Bliss of the Auditorium Theater.