Mike Galanos is a news anchor for HLN. Based in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Galanos joined the network in May 2002. He graduated summa cum laude from San Francisco State University. Galanos was the local sports anchor on KTVN-TV in Reno, Nevada from 1991 to 1994 with Ric Renner as the weekend anchor, and was well known for his excellent knowledge of sports in northern Nevada.
Galanos was born Nov. 7, 1974. He is of Greek origin, started out as a cameraman, teleprompter operator and video journalist at CNN Headline News for news anchors Don Harrison and Bobbie Battista in the late 1980s.
After leaving Reno, he moved up the ranks to CNN Sports Illustrated as an anchor but now he is at CNN Headline News as a general assignment news anchor for the network. He formerly co-anchored Prime News with Erica Hill until Hill was named the sole anchor. After Hill was reassigned to CNN's program Anderson Cooper 360 in early 2008, Galanos returned to the program as her replacement.
Galanos was the host of Prime News on HLN (formerly CNN Headline News). He is the father of David Galanos and Daniel Galanos, who both attend North Cobb Christian School. His son, David, is, as of the school year of 2012 to 2013, is in the eighth grade. The other son is in the eleventh grade, as of the year 2012-2013. The show is designed to present the featured stories of the day including the insight and input from viewers (hence HLN's slogan: "News and Views"). His critics feel Galanos frequently doesn't follow journalistic independence while presenting the news during the show, as he often expresses his opinion on the topics and people's views. Galanos usually espouses very traditional values, especially in regards to protecting children.
As of August 16, 2010, Mike Galanos ceased to host "Prime News" (his last air date was August 13, 2010). This was announced via the Prime News Facebook account by Mr. Galanos himself. He can still be seen on HLN from 12-4pm. Former Prosecutor and host of TruTV's In Session, Vinnie Politan has taken over Mr. Galanos' position on Prime News.
- Mike Galanos web page from CNN
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