From 1979 to 1980 and again in 1998 I was Associate Editor at the Athens News.

The first job I got when I arrived to live permanently in Athens, Greece was with the Athens News in January 1979 as Associate Editor.

I was suggested for the job by Phaedron Morphis of the Government Press Office and hired by the newspaper's publisher Giannis Horn, owner of Athens News S.A.

It was a bit of a surprise to hear from Horn that I was the first journalist hired even though the newspaper was in existence for 15 years.

Before I arrived Horn hired any foreigner who asked for the job whether or not they knew anything about journalism as translators from Greek media were used instead of editors.

Six months later in 1979 I left the job for better opportunities and then in 1998 I was hired as an editor for a short period by Athinaika Nea (Lambrakis Press Group) which had purchased the newspaper from Horn earlier.