• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3116

Vatsikopoulos, Helen

(1960 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1960, Florina Greece
  • Occupation Journalist, Television Journalist


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.


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



  • 1985 - 1970

Published resources

Archival resources

  • Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) - records of the W.G. Walkley Awards, 1956 - 1999