Successful Greek TV host in Australia

Successful Greek TV host in Australia

Helen Kapalos is a TV personality, a journalist and is the Executive Producer, Writer and Director of the independent documentary «A life of its Own».

Kapalos was born on 17 March 1971 and she is proud of her Greek heritage.

In 1994, Kapalos began her career as a reporter on ABC Radio in Newcastle, Australia.

She 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 1998.

In 2001, she joined 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.

In 2006, she joined Network Ten, as a co-anchor on the five pm News at Five. Kapalos anchored several live broadcasts in that time such as the devastating 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires and the Christchurch earthquake.

The famous journalist had worked for all three commercial networks in Australia and the two public broadcasters and recently completed a rewarding career period with the Seven Network, hosting Today Tonight throughout 2013 in Sydney and Melbourne and joining the flagship Current Affairs program Sunday Night as a Senior Reporter.

Except of her successful career as a journalist, Kapalos is also the Executive Producer of “A Life Of Its Own” a documentary that examines the truth about medical marijuana. The Film will be released in June, 2015.

Kapalos is a keen ambassador for the state of Victoria where she is based and served two terms on the state government appointed board of Federation Square.

She is also an Ambassador for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and an Advisory Committee member of the Big Issue.

The famous TV personality is also doing her Masters in Journalism because she believes that we should never stop learning and that we learn from everything.


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  1. Vasilios Panopoulos

    The answers to the covid vaccination issues.
    The view of a citizen.

    Hi Helen,

    First of all I suspect that the most important conversation that we should have after the covid issue settles down, is how Democracy stands up to our modern daily challenges, what are the limitations and what is more important, individual rights or the rights of the masses, especially when it comes to health and well-being.

    By the way, the Chinese government has finally worked out how to destroy western financial economies and the so-called Democratic societies without a war. They know this and laugh at us. The covid experiment has shown the way for them. I suspect this is only the beginning of what to expect in the future.

    What makes a successful vaccination marketing campaign?
    In a Democratic society education, education, education and truthful, honest communication are the most important fundamental ingredients to create trust for the people.
    Unfortunately the lack of trust in the governments today does not help the situation. The difficulty is that it’s impossible to overturn this mistrust, in a short time.

    The best way to improve the vaccination outcome is:
    Show the vaccination non-believers, the facts.
    Take the leaders to the hospitals to prove to them the actual situation.
    Point out the individual’s responsibility towards society, especially when it comes to health matters.

    If that doesn’t work, make them responsible for their actions.
    Restrict their movements.
    Make them pay for their medical, hospital costs when they get sick. (covid)
    Make them pay the medical, hospital expenses for the people they infect with the covid virus.
    And in case of the third party dying from covid, take legal action against the non-believer who passed on the covid infection.
    Make the covid vaccination compulsory.

    Other actions are only a pretense and wasting valuable time and money.

    In the meantime, the government should get their act together with the vaccination programme. For God’s sake.

    Now you understand my initial Democracy, freedom of choice comment.

    With Respect
    Vasilios Panopoulos

    Helen, if you are interested in topics that I believe to be extremely important to look into, please let me know.
    I love Australia. Lived there for over 38 years. Now I’m in Greece retired enjoying life.