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Vatsikopoulos, Helen (c. 1960 - )

Born
c. 1960
Florina, Greece
Occupation
Journalist and Television Journalist

Summary

Helen Vatsikopoulos is an Australian journalist and news presenter for the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Vatsikopoulos hosted the Dateline current affairs program on SBS and is currently hosting the Asia Pacific Focus program which screens on the ABC and the Australia Network.

She has a B.A from Adelaide University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism for the then Adelaide College of Arts and Education.

Details

Helen Vastikopoulos descibes a career highlight as deciding to drive across the northern Indian state of Punjab instead of catching the train. The train she iintended to catch later made internatioal headlines after it was ambushed by Sikh militants who boarded it and shot several passengers.

Events

c. 1985 -
Career in journalism active

Sources used to compile this entry: Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) - records of the W.G. Walkley Awards, 1956 - 1999, 1956 - 1999, MLMSS 6898; Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia); Australian Journalists' Association; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) - records of the W.G. Walkley Awards, 1956 - 1999, 1956 - 1999, MLMSS 6898; Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia); Australian Journalists' Association; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Nikki Henningham

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