Speakers Profile - Helen Dalley

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Helen Dalley is a television celebrity and highly respected reporter and interviewer, who hosts Sunday Agenda, Sunday Business and Business View programs on Sky News and Sky Business Channel. She has also presented Sunday, A Current Affair Summer Edition, Today, Business Sunday, Today on Saturday and Nightline on the Nine Network.

Helen was a senior reporter, and alternate host on the well-regarded, agenda-setting Sunday program for 16 years. Helen was also a founding member of the Nine Network's Business Sunday as a reporter and occasional presenter. As a finance journalist she interviewed many CEO's, economists and senior politicians about the economy, the Budget and a variety of business issues. She has also played a major role in Nine?s live coverage of both Federal and Qld State Elections, as a facilitator and panel interviewer.

Helen hosted the 9 Network's continuous coverage of the 2003 Iraq War and the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. Her work has also featured on 60 Minutes and A Current Affair, and she has hosted Today, A Current Affair Summer Edition, Today On Saturday, and Nightline.

Helen Dalley has interviewed Prime Ministers, chief executives, artists and movie stars as well as many hundreds, probably thousands of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Helen's broad experience in journalism includes being a sports writer for The National Times newspaper and beauty editor for The Australian Women's Weekly. She did a posting in New York as the correspondent for magazines such as The Bulletin, The Women's Weekly, Cleo and Australian Business.

Helen has a wide range of experience in hosting, facilitating, interviewing, guest speaking and top level MC and corporate work. She has hosted prestigious events such as The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as the Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman on the Year Awards.

Helen has won numerous awards. In 1999 Helen won a coveted Walkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. She has also been a Walkley Awards Finalist. Other major awards include the 1994 United Nations Media Peace Award for her story on Mabo, and the 1996 Michael Daley Award for Best Television Feature/ Documentary for Information Superhighway.

Helen won the prestigious Human Rights Award for Television, for her story "Solutions for a Secret Shame", about the tragic crisis of Aboriginal domestic violence. She has also won several medals for her work from the New York Festivals. She has twice been short-listed for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, in 2004 and 2005.