President Nikos Christodoulides has appointed journalist Yiannis Antoniou as the new deputy government spokesperson, the presidency said on Thursday.
Antoniou will be replacing Doxa Komodromou, who recently resigned over a spat on her overtime pay.
The new appointee was born on 11 July 1969 and graduated from Limassol’s Lyceum B.
After his military service, he studied at the Academy of Political Sciences in Sofia and continued his studies at a journalism school in Nicosia, while working as a trainee journalist at Haravgi newspaper.
Antoniou worked for many years as a reporter and editor of Phileleftheros newspaper, until 2008 when he became editor-in-chief of Kathimerini newspaper in Cyprus.
He had a brief stint as one of the editors-in-chief of Mega TV station and head of the IMH journalistic team that created the Reporter news portal.
Since 2016 he has been running Alpha Creative, a company active in the field of communication and publishing, and in recent years he has been a permanent partner and columnist at Phileleftheros, while he has also worked with MC Digital Media.
Between September 2018 to 2023, he served as a member of the board of directors of the Cyprus News Agency, while he was a member of the Cyprus Committee of Media Ethics and the board of directors of the Cypriot Journalists Union.
Antoniou is married and has one child.