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Helen Kapalos (born 17 March 1971) is an Australian journalist and television presenter.

Helen Kapalos
Born (1971-03-17) 17 March 1971 (age 48)
OccupationJournalist and news presenter
Years active1994–present

Kapalos is of Greek descent and the Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission; her four-year term commenced on 17 August 2015.[1]


Kapalos began her career in her home town of Newcastle, New South Wales, as a reporter for ABC Radio in 1994, a journalist at 2HD & NEW FM before moving to television with SBS in Sydney. She returned to Newcastle, where she worked both as an award-winning reporter and news presenter for NBN Television News.[2]

Nine NetworkEdit

In 2002, Kapalos went back to national broadcasting and joined the Nine Network where she worked as both a reporter and news presenter. In 2005, Kapalos became a news presenter on Nightline and later became a reporter on National Nine News and A Current Affair.[2]

Network TenEdit

In 2006, Kapalos moved to Melbourne and Network Ten, where she took over from Jennifer Hansen as co-anchor of 10 News First Melbourne with Mal Walden.[3] In November 2012, Kapalos' contract was not renewed, after the network decided to switch to a solo-presenter format with Walden.

Seven NetworkEdit

On 11 February 2013, Kapalos began presenting Today Tonight on the Seven Network in New South Wales and Victoria.[4] She broadcast from the Seven Network's Melbourne studios. Helen resigned at the end of 2013 to pursue her love of longer-form storytelling roles.

In January 2014, she joined the network's current affairs program, Sunday Night as a senior correspondent. She also reports as a senior correspondent on other network news shows when major news stories arise.[5]

Later workEdit

Kapalos is the executive producer, writer and director of the independent documentary A Life of its Own, which she conceptualised during her time as a senior correspondent with the Seven Network's current affairs program Sunday Night, when she reported on a series of stories on medical marijuana.

Kapalos has been appointed Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission for a four-year term commencing 17 August 2015.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Kapalos was made the number-one ticket holder of Hawthorn Football Club in 2012, and was the number-one female ticket holder in 2013. She has continued to interview Hawthorn players, including a special in May 2013 with 7 of their indigenous players ahead of the AFL's Indigenous Round. In addition, Kapalos has written articles for The Age about Hawthorn.


  1. ^ a b Premier of Victoria. Retrieved 18 July 2015
  2. ^ a b "Helen Kapalos". 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Helen Kapalos makes Channel Ten her home". 2 March 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  4. ^ Lallo, Michael (11 February 2013). "As tabloid as ever - new-look Today Tonight launches". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  5. ^ Lallo, Michael (20 January 2014). "Helen Kapalos quits Today Tonight to join Sunday Night". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 20 January 2014.

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Preceded by
Matt White
Today Tonight
NSW & VIC presenter

Succeeded by
Program axed
Preceded by
Jennifer Hansen
10 News First Melbourne
Presenter with Mal Walden

2006 - 2012
Succeeded by
Mal Walden
Preceded by
Hugh Riminton

Succeeded by
Ellen Fanning
Preceded by
Mark Ferguson
News presenter

Succeeded by
Majella Wiemers