Born and raised in New York, Ms.Darilis is mostly known for her on camera career in Greece as a TV Host that spanned over eighteen years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education & Health and a Bachelor of Science in Film and Television. She was also the Associate Director of the Film & Media Department of New York College in Athens, Greece. Ms. Darilis began her media career in 1994 as a Fitness Host, and evolved into a TV Host, Director and Executive Producer. She has worked on the major Greek TV Networks: Antenna, Star and ERT World. Ms.Darilis was one of the first English language newscasters for Greece's Antenna Satellite and one of the first English language hosts to air a show in English about Greece on ERT World.
Highlights of her career include; creating, executive producing and hosting the first English language show “Hellenic Weekly” for ERT WORLD, Co-Hosting the Pre-Game show for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece at OAKA Stadium, segment producer and guest Host for NBC’s "Today" Show with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric during the Olympic Coverage, and E channel's “Tara's Adverntures” on the episode of Greece.
Ms.Darilis is a published author in Greece with her exercise book "Agapiste to soma Sas". Returning back to the States, Ms.Darilis created blissdestinations.com, a directory about traveling to Greece, where she shares her knowledge of Greece from her travel experience. As a result of her travel experience and the 70 travel segments she directed and hosted on her show Hellenic Weekly, Ms.Darilis began the series Destination Greece in co-production with Imagina Pictures, showcasing different destinations and tips for visitors traveling to Greece.
Ms.Darilis teamed up with a group of Greek American Investors and acquired the 25 year old Greek television channel in New York and launched NEW GREEK TV. Her focus is on creating and developing programming for the Greeks abroad, with the goal of preserving Hellenism and building a bridge between Greece and the United States. The New Greek TV website was developed to provide information about Greece, the United States, and the Greeks abroad.
Yanna Darilis was also chosen to take part in the Hellenic Initiative’s World Wide Video Campaign ONE GREECE.