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AHI Hosts "Today Show" Producer Dorie Klissas At Delaware Networking Breakfast
November 20, 2001 No. 58/01 (202) 785-8430

AHI Hosts "Today Show" Producer Dorie Klissas At Delaware Networking Breakfast

On Saturday, November 3, 2001, the American Hellenic Institute's (AHI) Delaware Chapter hosted a networking breakfast featuring Dorie Klissas, producer at the NBC "Today Show" and an AHI member, as special guest speaker. The event, originally scheduled for September 15, 2001 but cancelled due to the tragic events of September 11, took place at the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, DE.

Ms. Klissas discussed her experiences working at the "Today Show" and her career overall. She also presented segments from a recent broadcast that focused on The Christina, the Onassis yacht which was recently renovated and purchased privately.

For the past six years, Ms. Klissas has covered news, sports, entertainment, medical issues and human interest stories for the program. As recently as this summer, Ms. Klissas travelled with the "Today Show" to Greece, where anchorMatt Lauer appeared for the "Where in the World is Matt?" tour. In fact, she was responsible for first bringing the show to Greece in 1997 for this same segment. Interestingly, several years ago Ms. Klissas obtained the professional lead to her current job through another AHI member she met at an AHI Business Network event.

Special thanks goes out to the event chairperson, James G. Faller, Ph.D., who is also president of the AHI Delaware Chapter. Host Committee members included: Mr. Gus Georgiou; Dr. Lazarus Kirifides; Dean C. Lomis, Ph.D.; Dr.Constantine Michell; Dr. Theodore Michell; Mr. Basil S. Savopoulos; Mr.Nicholas D. Staikos; Peter N. Yiannos, Ph.D.; and George Vassilatos, Ph.D.

AHI's networking events reach out to the business experience of Greek Americans and put that experience to work helping other Greek Americans through the sharing of business information and contacts. For digital photographs (.jpg format) of the AHI Delaware Chapter networking breakfast featuring Dorie Klissas, please contact Chrysoula Economopoulos via email at or by phone at (202) 785-8430. General information regarding AHI is also available at