Speakers Profile - Helen Kapalos

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Helen Kapalos began her career as a reporter on ABC Radio in Newcastle in 1994 before moving to SBS after winning a national scholarship. She worked in several areas at SBS, including news, the Network documentary indigenous cultural affairs program, ICAM, and the health show, Second Opinion.

Helen then returned to Newcastle and spent several years in commercial radio and TV, including the Nine Network's regional affiliate NBN, where she wrote, directed and produced an award-winning documentary on the closure of BHP.
In 2001 Helen was approached to join the Nine Network as a reporter on National Nine News where she covered breaking news events such as the Waterfall train disaster and the historic Sydney Gang rape trial. She also played a key role in the 2004 Athens Olympics coverage, where she reported for several news and current affairs programs from the Greek capital and across Europe. Upon her return she was appointed host of the Late News program Nightline. In addition to that role, she presented the weekly news segment on the Network's flagship current affairs program Sunday, alongside host Jana Wendt.

Helen currently presents Network Ten Melbourne's 5pm news with Mal Walden. In 2006, she was one of the red carpet hosts for TEN's Brownlow Medal telecast. In addition to appearing as a panelist on TEN's 9am with David & Kim program, Helen also presents news segments for the Network's National News.