Theodore Karypidis was born and lives in Kozani, Western Macedonia. From September 1, 2014 he is the Governor of the Region of Western Macedonia. He is married to Katerina Dodoura and is father of two boys, Giannis and Dimitris.
From 1989 until the elections of 2014 he worked as a journalist, as well as an executive manager at several radio and television stations. He studied communications, administration, marketing and advertising at Cam Education of London. He was awarded many times for his contribution to journalism, the arts and culture.