Born in Toronto, and raised in the suburb of Newmarket, Ontario by her Korean mother and Greek father, Anastasia is a graduate of Ryerson University’s prestigious Journalism program. She specialized in Television Broadcast, which, combined with her writing for tech publication the Web Host Industry Review, led her into the field of New Media/Online Journalism.
Anticipating the popularity of web video, in 2005 – hot on the heels of the birth of YouTube - Anastasia helped launch one of the first weekly video podcasts on the web, WHIRtv, fulfilling the roles of host and producer.
A year later, Anastasia launched Your Greek News, a video podcast for the Hellenic Community abroad, where she produced and hosted the weekly show. As Anastasia’s concept, she has taken Your Greek News from a web show to a full-fledged Television program, and it can now be seen airing 30-minute episodes on MEGA Cosmos Canada, where it represents the Canadian Content for the station.
In 2007, Anastasia launched BSGcast, the definitive Battlestar Galactica aftershow, and Your GEEK News, the award-winning entertainment news web series as co-host and producer. She also joined the Naked Wine Show as producer in 2008, which recently won a 2010 Tasty Award.
Anastasia has contributed as a reporter and co-host for the Globe and Mail, Webnation on CP24 and Discovery, Woman.ca, Chic Galleria, Karmacake.ca, G4TechTV’s Call for Help, The Mississauga Independent Film Festival and The Auction Network. She also writes a bi-monthly column on Women’s Post, titled “Bridging the Gap,” examining the growing collaboration between Traditional Media and New Media. As an interview aficionado, Anastasia has also had the pleasure of chatting to Hollywood actors, C-Level executives and Tech personalities including Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica and Oscar nominee for Dances with Wolves), Christine Cushing (Food Network), Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia) and Matt Mullenweg (founder of Wordpress).
Anastasia speaks four languages, is a classically trained pianist, an avid reader of memoirs, a hot yoga addict and loves to travel and experience different cultures first hand. She completed her first half-marathon in October 2009 and has become an unofficial spokesperson for Flip ever since it helped her document her month-long spicy adventure across India in November, which is now being developed into an international travel show:)
To get a taste of her work on camera, here’s her demo: