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Dina Demetrius

Correspondent & Producer

Los Angeles, CA

Dina Demetrius

Discovering the stories no one else is telling. Award-winning television journalist with a passion for illuminating the truth and heart in any story.

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CHRISTINE'S STORY

A young woman with lymphoma is caught between fighting for her life and organizing nationwide bone marrow drives.
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PART 1: "55 DAYS:" Ted Koppel interviews detained American Cyrus Kar

ABC's Nightline featured Iranian-born American Cyrus Kar. He was shooting a documentarty in Iraq about Cyrus the Great when he was detained by the U.S. military on suspicion of terrorism and kept for 55 days at the same U.S. ABC | NightLine-Part 1 | 55 Days | Cyrus Kar | In Search of Cyrus The Great.
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PART 2: "55 DAYS:" Ted Koppel interviews detained American Cyrus Kar@

Yesterday, we introduced you to Cyrus Kar, an American documentary filmmaker who spent 55 days held by U.S. authorities in Iraq as a suspected terrorist. For those of you who missed the first part, or didn't have a chance to read yesterday's e-mail from producer Dina Demetrius, here's an opportunity to catch up in advance of tonight's finale that focuses on Kar's 53 days in solitary confinement.
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Daily Kos: 55 Days in Hell: Cyrus Kar

My ABC News Nightline email to viewers about the two-part Ted Koppel interview with detained American filmmaker Cyrus Kar, picked up and promoted by Daily Kos.
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About

Dina Demetrius

As both a correspondent and producer, Dina reports stories that illuminate the humanity at the heart of any policy issue. Dina has reported and produced news magazine and investigative stories for Al Jazeera America and KCET's "SoCal Connected." She also appears on TRT World News as a foreign correspondent reporting and analyzing U.S. news for a global audience. Dina's pieces have also been featured on the nationally syndicated show America Now where she was the show's lead story reporter and producer.

Dina began her network news career at ABC News as a field and story producer. She has covered political campaigns, national breaking news, special events, and culture/entertainment stories from a variety of bureaus. Dina frequently enterprises and develops stories that are picked up for national and international broadcast. Her written work has appeared in Psychology Today, ABCNews.com, and UnderstandingHealth.com

In 2011, Dina travelled to Nicaragua to direct and produce a non-profit sponsored feature documentary, filming the stories of aid workers and the people they assist in Nicaragua's toxic and dangerous garbage dumps.

In June 2017, Dina was named a Rising Star by the Los Angeles Business Journal at their annual Women's Summit. She has been awarded three L.A. area Emmy Awards, an L.A. Press Club Award for her groundbreaking California fracking investigation, as well as a Golden Mike and other L.A. Press Club awards and Emmy nominations. She has also been honored as a woman making a difference in Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2015 & 2016 Women's Summits. Dina lives in Los Angeles, but her hometown Detroit is always in her heart.

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Skills

  • TelePrompter
  • Camera/shooting
  • Fluent Greek
  • Script writing
  • Documentary
  • News reporting & producing