Award winning journalist & speaker
Helen Dalley is an award winning Australian journalist, who formerly worked for Kerry Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) media stable. She is best known for her work on the Nine Network television programs Sunday, Today Show and A Current Affair. She presents Sunday Business and Sunday Agenda on Sky News Australia.
Dalley began her career in the print media. In 1979 she began writing freelance articles, including feature stories on sport for the now-defunct weekly newspaper, the National Times.
A couple of years later she took a job with the Australian Women's Weekly, and Australian Consolidated Press soon sent her to New York. She stayed there for two years, writing for the Weekly, Cleo and Australian Business.
While overseas, Dalley completed a brief, intensive business journalism course at Columbia University before returning to Australia in 1983. Immediately prior to joining Business Sunday, she spent three years with Packer's Australian Business magazine.
In 1986, Dalley became a reporter for Nine's Business Sunday, and in 1989 she joined the regular Sunday program. At various times she has hosted a range of Nine Network shows including the Today Show, A Current Affair, Sunday and "Today on Saturday". Dalley was a reporter for Sunday, and occasional host. She also worked on Nine's Federal Election coverages. Dalley now works for Sky News Australia, spearheading an expansion of its business programming, as a Presenter on the Sky News Business Channel. She also co-hosted Sky News' coverage of the 2007 Australian Federal Election and the 2008 Federal Budget night coverage.
In 1994, Dalley won the United Nations Media Peace Award, for her coverage of the Eddie Mabo story. She received a Media Peace Award commendation in 2002 for a story on refugee children.
In 1996, she won the Michael Daley Award for Excellence in Science and Technology Journalism, for a story on the information superhighway. In 1999, Dalley won a Walkley Award, one of the most prestigious Australian awards for journalism. The judges commended her on her versatility, and for the wide range of stories she has covered.
Helen Dalley is an outstanding investigative journalist who through her intensive research of the topic pre the evening enabled her to deliver on the mark! Helen built immediate rapport with the audience and was able to leverage this during the evening with the two panel interviews she conducted drawing out the messages that were so important to the success of the conference. I would highly recommend any organisation wanting to challenge the team to engage.