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Kim Vatis

NBC5 Anchor and Reporter

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Employment History



News Anchor and Reporter and NBC 5 Chicago

NBC Universal

Anchor and Reporter




Thodos Dance Chicago company

Board Member

Thodos Dance Chicago company

Board of Directors Thodos Dance Chicago


Board Member


Charter Member




University of Florida

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The Cousins' Letter

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Can you spot the next Anna Davlantes, Kim Vatis, Lou Canellis, Andrea Darlas, or Jane Monzures?
BIRTHDAYING IN FEBRUARY: Actress/TV host Patricia Kara, Former NBC5 anchor/reporter Kim Vatis, Greek Circle publisher Alexa Ganakos Ganas, HALC exec director and Greek Current publisher Endy Zemenides, syndicated broadcast film critic Sarah Knight Adamson, WBEZ radio sportscaster Cheryl Raye Stout, The Greek Star writer Harriett Condes-Zervakis, author Barb Bonfigli, former Mia publisher Christina Sofiakis Jones, author Eldon Ham, M&M Reporting's Mary Ellyn Andriopoulos-D'Andrea, M&M Reporting's Mary Kay Andriopoulos, Alex Kountoures, Christina Kanatas, Kathy Kaporis, Kiki Furla, Themis Galanis, Markella Kaloudis-Constantine, Tom Vabakos, Jessica Straddard-Rosso, Valerie Poulos, Daphne Valentina, Eleni Kavada, Nicholas Savalas, Lia Bizios-Papadopoulos, Dawn Lynn McCormick, Alexandra Alexander. Pictured above, L-R, at the GMC's 2013 Summer Soirie: George Bliss, Jane Monzures, Kim Vatis, Christina Loukas, Terry Poulos 'KOUSIN KIM' MAKES BIG `LIFE CHANGE': After 16 years with NBC5 Chicago as well as 30 total years in the daily TV news business, our longtime close "cousin" Kim Vatis will be stepping down from daily news at NBC5 to focus on family and travel, as reported this week by veteran media observer Robert Feder in his news blog. For the past several years, Kim has been a weekday morning reporter at NBC5 and she also anchors weekend mornings, in addition to hosting the weekly "Your Money" show on personal finance. A University of Florida alum, Kim is an avid golfer and world traveler, two things she is sure to be doing more in the coming years. Her final appearance as a full-timer at NBC5 will be December 1. She maintains her home in Chicago and will continue to be based here. Kim (pictured above in glasses at the GMC's Summer 2012 rooftop event at the National Hellenic Museum) is a charter member of the GMC. Apropos to her Greek goddess roots, her nickname in the news biz is Kim Vatis "The News Goddess. From all of us here at the GMC, we wish "The News Goddess" all the success and happiness in the world as she pursues the next chapter in her life. EXTRA "COUSIN CREDITS": NBC5 anchor/reporter Kim Vatis and her weekend morning crew were just granted an extra hour on Saturdays and Sundays for additional programming and an expanded scope.


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. She 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. Additionally, Kim 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. She 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. Kim 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.

Greek Media Club - Home

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On tap: Usual assortment of creative, eclectic communicative types (and their guests), plus our lovely and talented "cousins" Kim Vatis and Anna Davlantes at NBC5 Chicago, in addition to a visit from NBC Universal's Patricia Kara of "Deal or No Deal," a Chi-town native who's now in LA.
GMC "cousin" Andrea Dres is a full-time researcher for Oprah's signature studio...As always, we encourage our readers to catch our GMC "cousins," reporters Anna Davlantes (weekday and weekend nights) and Kim Vatis (weekday mornings), on Chicago NBC5...Condolences to writer and "cousin" Dana Demas on the recent passing of her father, William Demas.

Past Champions

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- 2012: Kim Vatis, NBC 5

Thodos Dance Chicago

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