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newscaster , anchorwoman

Roula Elyss Funteas, newscaster, anchorwoman. Recipient Excellence Achievement award for Project Even Start, 1992, Special Commendation for Social Security television Programs, 1993, Best television Special award, 1994, Teacher of Year award, 1995.


Funteas, Roula Elyss was born on August 28, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Plato and Elizabeth (Eleftheriadou) Funteas.


Bachelor in Theatre/Speech, Elmhurst College, 1987; Master of Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1990.


Translator, SACON International Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 1985-1986; writer, WINBA magazine, Elk Grove Village, 1987; managing editor, Nail and Beauty Trends magazine, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1988; reporter, newscaster, anchorwoman, Channel 26, Panos Prodns., Chicago, since 1987; teacher, DuPage County (Illinois) Schools, since 1990. Dramatic coach (play) Landscape with Waitress, Elmhurst, 1987. Model, Doncaster of New York, Palatine, Illinois, 1988.

Narrator Political/Cultural Documentaries, Chicago, since 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Active beauty pageants, Mississippi Illinois, Miss Greece (finalist), Miss Northwest Community (Miss Congeniality), Miss North Region, Miss Chicago. Actress The Second Shepard's Play, 1987, Soprano Midwife soloist Opera Herod, 1987, Merrily We Roll Along. Director, producer Landscape with Waitress, 1986.


Co-chairman Ethnic Council for Mayor Daley, Chicago, since 1988. Alderman City of Wooddale, Illinois. Appointed committee to issue press credentials Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 1992.

Member Theta Alpha Phi, Alpha Phi Omega (director public relations 1987).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: aerobics, swimming, singing, writing, running.


Plato Funteas

Elizabeth (Eleftheriadou) Funteas