Multi-Awarded Journalist, MC, Facilitator and Keynote Speaker
Helen Dalley is a Walkley award-winning television journalist, presenter and interviewer, with an impressive media career that has spanned more than three decades. She worked at the Nine Network for 20 years before joining the national 24-hour subscription news organisation Sky News Australia, Sky News Business and APAC, Australia’s public affairs tv channel.
Highly professional, warm and engaging, Helen Dalley is also in demand as a facilitator, conference MC and keynote speaker for private and public events.
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Helen has hosted several of her own primetime interview, current affairs and news programs, such as Late Agenda with Helen Dalley, a national weekly political and current affairs program, The Dalley Edition, and the daily News Now, on Sky News Australia, as well as being host of Trading Day, Business View, and co-host of Mundine Means Business on Sky News Business Channel. Helen also presented National News Sunday. Her career at Sky News, spanned 11 years, across politics, business, economics and news.
Helen was a well-known presenter, during her two decades at the Nine TV Network, including 16 years as a senior reporter, alternate host on the highly respected Sunday program, and was also a founding member of Channel 9 Business Sunday as a reporter and occasional presenter. She was host of A Current Affair Summer Edition and has interviewed many corporate CEO’s, economists and senior politicians about the economy, the Budget and a variety of corporate and industry issues.
She co-hosted several Federal Election coverages from the Tally Room in Canberra for both Channel 9 and Sky News; and hosted Sky News Business Channel’s Federal Budget coverage over successive years.
Helen has interviewed political leaders of all stripes across several governments and oppositions, including several Australian Prime Ministers, corporate CEO’s, and a myriad of others from the famous, such as former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and movie stars, to many ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
She’s won a swag of industry Awards, including a Walkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism in 1999; the 1994 United Nations Media Peace Award for her story on the Mabo native title case; and the prestigious Human Rights Award for Television for her story about the tragic crisis of Aboriginal domestic violence and alcohol abuse in 1998.
Helen is in demand as a facilitator, conference MC and keynote speaker, having worked with clients in the public and private sectors, including MC’ing the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, the University of Sydney, the Walkley Awards, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, the ATO, the Grains Industry, the Business Council of Australia, plus several large Australian corporates such as Telstra, and domestic and international banks and financial services companies.
Helen is Patron of Osteoporosis Australia; she is also a Governor of the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation.
She is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors’ course.
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.