An American journalist of CNN, John Defterios is currently married to an employee of The New York Times, in a Greek Orthodox ceremony on the island ,Manuela Mirkos. The couple married in 2002. He is currently CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor and a host of Marketplace Middle East on CNN International. Defterios graduated from the University of Southern California. He is a president of FBC Media it's a media production company.
John Defterios is a son of Kosta Defterios, owner of the KD Nursery and a vegetarian chef and caterer, Leonora Defterios, group vice president of Fact Based Communications in Rome as well as a producer of business news and entertainment television programming. John is a chairman of Business Week Leadership Forums and the World Islamic Economic Forum. He is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Middle East .