Families and friends of students are cordially invited to attend the Academy's Graduation Ceremony. (The event will be streamed live; please see below).
Academy Graduation Ceremony
John Metaxas is an award-winning news reporter and anchor at CBS New York where he has covered stories that range from politics and the New York City transit strike to the Bernard Madoff fraud hearings and the landing of the U.S. Airways jetliner in the Hudson River. John's broadcasts on WCBS reach a million listeners every weekend. He is a winner of a New York Press Club Award for his report on the exoneration of a wrongly-accused man and a New York State Broadcasters Award for “Outstanding Hard News Story” for his report about bias attacks on Staten Island. He was part of the WCBS team that shared in an Edward R. Murrow Award for live coverage of Hurricane Irene. He has broadcast live from a Yankees ticker-tape parade up Manhattan's Canyon of Heroes and from the pace car of several New York City Marathons.
Before joining CBS, John anchored and reported on financial news at CNN and CNBC and traveled to 46 states covering a presidential campaign for ABC News. Over the course of his career he has questioned and interviewed such world figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmie Carter and Bill Gates. At CNN John anchored Your Money, the network’s weekly program about personal finance issues. His reports appeared internationally on all of CNN’s networks and on the program Moneyline. He was CNN's Nasdaq correspondent, reporting hourly during that market's crash in 2000.
As Chief Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Officer for a Silicon Valley-based financial services/technology company John counseled the CEO on interaction with the news media and created messaging related to corporate strategy, investor relations, crisis management and regulatory issues. John has practiced law in New York. He has trained executives in public speaking, crisis communications and on-camera presentation.
John graduated from Columbia College, with an A.B. cum laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned the Master of Science degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School. John is admitted to the bar in New York.
John served on the advisory council of the Queens College Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies and on the Archdiocesan Council, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He is also active in the American Hellenic Institute and AHEPA.
John lives outside of New York City with his wife Eirini, his daughter Christiana, who attended ACS, and his son Yanni, who is with us here today.