Nikos Hadjinikolaou (Greek: Νίκος Χατζηνικολάου) also spelled as Hatzinikolaou, Hatzinicolaou or Chatzinikolaou, (born 1962 in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece), is a Greek journalist and media entrepreneur.
He studied at Panteion University without receiving his university degree. Hadjinikolaou started early his career in journalism as a columnist for Mesimvrini daily and later Acropolis but made a name for himself on private electronic media. He was news anchor for Mega Channel from 1989 and until 2003 when he moved to Alpha TV. He was president, head of the news department and central news anchor in Alpha TV for three years. In April 2007 he became the news anchor of Alter Channel. From 1989 onwards, he hosted a weekly talk-show Enopios-Enopio (face-to-face) featuring various personalities from Greece and around the globe, including Bill Gates, Mikhail Gorbachev and Jimmy Carter.
In 2007 he founded Real Group, a company consisting originally of the radio station REAL FM 97.8 and later of the Sunday (newspaper) REAL NEWS and the website Real.gr. Within three years REAL FM became one of the most popular Greek radio stations, surpassing other radio stations that have been broadcasting for over fifty years. REAL NEWS instantly became one of the top 5 Sundays nationwide with respect to sales. In 2013 he moved to Star Channel where he was employed as the main (political) news commentator and the host of the weekly political show STON eNIKO . He subsequently left Star Channel in September 2016 when his contract expired. In January 2017, he signed with ANT1 where as of January 30, 2017, he took over as the main news anchor. Moreover, he is also involved with the news website enikos.gr . Recently he started publishing every Saturday the financial newspaper AGORA .
Hadjinikolaou has received various prizes for his work in the field of Television News including Best Greek Journalist for 8 consecutive years.
Family and private life
He married twice, to journalist Elena Katritsi and then to Christy Tsolakaki, and he has three sons and one daughter.
Outline of television career
- 1989–2004 : Mega Channel
- 2004–2006 : Alpha TV
- 2007–2012 : Alter Channel
- 2013–2016 : Star Channel
- 2017–present : ANT1
- "Nikos Hadjinikolaou medaled by the Spanish Ambassador". forth.gr. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
- Ο Νίκος Χατζηνικολάου στην παρουσίαση του κεντρικού Δελτίου Ειδήσεων του ΑΝΤ1
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