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OFFLINE   MrNews #81

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE (donimo @ Apr 4 2006, 09:15 PM)
a nice smile from Helen

hot hot hot...she's doing a great job!!!
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OFFLINE   Pun #82

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:21 PM

From Rove tonight;
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OFFLINE   Shankill #83

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 12:16 AM

QUOTE (Punishment466 @ Apr 4 2006, 11:21 PM)
From Rove tonight;


Thanks, Pun.

OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #84

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 02:03 PM

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Agreed. She's doing extremely well. Is she from Melbourne originally, or did she grow up a Sydneysider?
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I've read she's from Newcastle.
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Yeh, she's a Hunter girl.
Thats why they made a big deal about her taking up a Melbourne AFL team.
She chose Hawthorn, and Stephen gave her a signed jumper from the team (he must be a supporter crazy.gif).
Apparantly she's having lunch there on Sunday with Jeff Kennett, the President, according to Quarters.

Mal commented that supporting Hawthorn was a tougher job than newsreading. silly.gif

Why she chose Hawthorn, who knows! She should of gone with the tigers smile.gif

OFFLINE   Genocyst #85

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:09 PM

He's high up on Hawthorns food chain apparantly, i think he was a part of the board members in some way.

Jolly good that she decided to join the family club, we (or i silly.gif) will welcome her with open arms biggrin.gif

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE (anarchy @ Apr 5 2006, 07:08 AM)
more from Rove.......... :wave:


What was she doing on Rove, and who was she on with??

Edited by Genocyst, 05 April 2006 - 04:35 PM.


OFFLINE   Genocyst #87

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:36 PM

Yes i can't edit posts properly silly.gif

Deb Knight, Rebecca Morse were also with he. It was just a quick chat session about what they do and how they like it etc.

They finished up with a quick game, where Rove had a set of cards that had your hard to pronounce names/countries etc on them and they each had to read out a different one.

I thought Rebecca Morse did the best out of all of them



I would have done some caps myself, i do like to watch things on a normal tv sometimes, instead of just using my capture card on the computer.

OFFLINE   Shankill #88

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Apr 5 2006, 02:03 PM)
Yeh, she's a Hunter girl.
Thats why they made a big deal about her taking up a Melbourne AFL team.
She chose Hawthorn, and Stephen gave her a signed jumper from the team (he must be a supporter  crazy.gif).
Apparantly she's having lunch there on Sunday with Jeff Kennett, the President, according to Quarters.

Mal commented that supporting Hawthorn was a tougher job than newsreading.  silly.gif

Why she chose Hawthorn, who knows! She should of gone with the tigers smile.gif


Sorry, MelbourneTV, but I really have to do this. That should have been "She should have gone with the tigers." I'm sorry for snapping like that, but I've seen it way too many times here and I just can't take it any more. banghead.gif

And thank you for that information.


QUOTE (MrNews @ Apr 5 2006, 08:06 PM)
That's TOO FUNNY!!! I was thinking the exact same thing when I was watching...thought i was the only one to notice...


I wouldn't call it funny, but interesting. Also, did anyone else notice how the OTS got 'stuck' during the first 'block'? It had the OTS for the bikers story on for the Landy story (I think it was the John Landy story; it was Helen's next story after the bikers one).

OFFLINE   MrNews #89

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 05:25 PM

Um, she just said CommSep again... come on!

Still love ya
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 05:03 PM

And another for good measure! smile.gif
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 05:10 PM

Nice cheerful.gif

Channel 10 isn't displaying as well as it usually is for me lately. [Digital Capture Card talk] Most of the time my channels i tend to get a 98% Quality rating and the signal strength is 82% (excluding SBS as that is shocking reception & quality). Recently 10 has hovered around 80 - 90% quality...... and signal strength is between 70-80%. There's not much difference in the picture, but it glitches occasionally (can tell when the sound jumps for a second). When it has done this in the past, it happened in all the channels - dusting the aerial solves the problem.

Channel 10 just doesn't like me i think silly.gif

OFFLINE   Shankill #92

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (Genocyst @ Apr 17 2006, 05:01 PM)
Monday - half time news


QUOTE (EuroKick @ Apr 17 2006, 05:03 PM)
And another for good measure! smile.gif


Thank you and thank you.


QUOTE (Genocyst @ Apr 17 2006, 05:10 PM)
Nice  cheerful.gif

Channel 10 isn't displaying as well as it usually is for me lately. [Digital Capture Card talk] Most of the time my channels i tend to get a 98% Quality rating and the signal strength is 82% (excluding SBS as that is shocking reception & quality). Recently 10 has hovered around 80 - 90% quality...... and signal strength is between 70-80%. There's not much difference in the picture, but it glitches occasionally (can tell when the sound jumps for a second). When it has done this in the past, it happened in all the channels - dusting the aerial solves the problem.

Channel 10 just doesn't like me i think silly.gif


I've got a feeling that Ten doesn't like a lot of people, Geno. wink.gif

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE (Genocyst @ Apr 17 2006, 05:01 PM)
Monday - half time news

Thanks for both of those....... biggrin.gif
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OFFLINE   ajaywatts #94

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:44 PM

thanks for the kaps

helen is looking exremely happier at ten than she ever did nine,

and im sure she will continue to host for many years
shes absolutely great

i jusst wish i could watch melbournes news from sydney smile.gif
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OFFLINE   Shankill #95

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE (donimo @ Apr 19 2006, 07:59 PM)
Lovely!

(btw is it possible to change the nine logo to the left of her name in the tv personalities page?)

not the best scan but anyway... from herald sun


Thanks for that, Donimo. Interesting article.

OFFLINE   MrNews #96

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 09:47 PM

saw the stunning ms kapalos doing grocery shopping yesterday - she's so hot - almost shook in my shoes when i saw her and too shy to say hi frown.gif
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OFFLINE   Shankill #97

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:06 PM

QUOTE (MrNews @ May 10 2006, 09:47 PM)
saw the stunning ms kapalos doing grocery shopping yesterday - she's so hot - almost shook in my shoes when i saw her and too shy to say hi frown.gif


Really? One often forgets that these people don't live in the news sets. silly.gif Where did you see her?

OFFLINE   MrNews #98

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:19 PM

QUOTE (Cyvros @ May 10 2006, 10:06 PM)
Really? One often forgets that these people don't live in the news sets. silly.gif Where did you see her?

prahran coles... now, let's not stalk her please. how sad, i thought i wasn't gonna be a groupie, but i just love greek women..
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OFFLINE   slj #99

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 01:56 AM

From diet stories to real news

Helen Kapalos is warming up to Melbourne and her new role on the Channel Ten news desk.

What comes after Nine? Obviously Ten for newsreader Helen Kapalos, who has moved on from rejection to Melbourne. By Debi Enker.

It was a classic case of one door closing and another opening. Last September, Helen Kapalos was in Greece when she heard that she had been dumped as the presenter of Channel Nine's late-night news bulletin Nightline and replaced by Ellen Fanning.

"I was in this little village picking olives with my dad; I had all the family around me," she recalls. "It was the worst setting but also the best setting for it to happen. I was sad that my family had to see me upset but at the same time I was surprised at how quickly I moved on. I thought 'It's happened for a reason, what do you want to do now?' "

Kapalos, who had been at Nine for five years, returned home to discuss her future with then-network boss Sam Chisholm. "Sam wasn't pushing me out of the door by any stretch," she says, "but I knew that he was never going to be effusive about anything that I did. He was never going to think I was a great news reader because he was the person who had taken me off air."

The prospects didn't look encouraging. Kapalos was offered news reading, and perhaps reporting, on the Sunday show. "I'd already done that the year before. I had done Nightline and Sunday, and I don't think it helped my performance overall because I was just so tired.

"Plus it was tenuous. It was 'Yeah, you can fill in on bulletins as they come up but we can't guarantee that you'll fill in on weekends because there's a lot of people ahead of you and we can't guarantee that you'll fill in on Nightline."

Feeling uncertain, Kapalos rang David Hurley, the executive producer of A Current Affair, and "basically begged him for a job".

"He was initially reluctant to have me on board: news reporters coming into ACA don't traditionally make the transition well. But I rocked up, without his blessing, and sat there for a week until he put me on air. I just said, 'You've got nothing to lose, treat this as a trial.' "

Kapalos found reporting for ACA suited her. "I wanted to learn and I wanted to turn around the longer stories. There's a whole different skill base to doing longer format stuff, in knowing how to make a story breathe."

Then an unexpected opportunity knocked. Channel Ten in Melbourne called, resulting in Kapalos bidding farewell to ACA, to Sydney, to Channel Nine, and to reporting on fake tanning and anti-ageing tips. She moved south in March to join the news desk with Mal Walden. It had been vacated by Jennifer Hansen and more recently briefly filled by Mignon Henne.

"I had been an admirer of Helen's work, both reporting and presenting," says Ten's Melbourne news manager, Dermot O'Brien. "You keep your eye on talent across the board and I thought that she was a stand-out. Helen comes with a strong journalism background. She has a passion for news and information.

"At the same time, we're a two-headed news so you've got to look at the chemistry. We've got Mal Walden and Steven Quartermain, who are both strong presenters, we've got Mike Larkan, who I think is the best weather presenter in the market. I thought that she fitted that mix really well. A lot of these things are gut feel but she has quite a sophisticated look that I think will appeal to the Melbourne market."

For Kapalos, it was a vote of confidence and a chance to work in a newsroom that has been a stepping stone for a number of prominent TV personalities.

While "serious newsrooms" might scoff at Ten's - Seven's news honcho, Peter Meakin, mischievously refers to it as "Channel Bart" - they do take notice of its talent, watch it develop then poach it. Eddie McGuire worked at Ten as a young sports reporter; Jana Wendt read the news there before making the move to 60 Minutes, as did Tracey Curro. For Kapalos, this looks to be a sound career move.

Kapalos moved south, with her husband of 17 years, physiotherapist Chris. For the first time in a while, the couple found themselves living together in the same city rather than conducting a commuter relationship, with her in Sydney and him in their home town of Newcastle.

She is learning the ropes in a newsroom that she's found to be more egalitarian than the one at Nine and enjoying getting acquainted with Melbourne.

Kapalos didn't set out to be a news reader. Her early ambition was to be a print journalist, but when a cadetship came up at ABC Radio, she applied and got the job. She moved to SBS TV in Sydney, working on Icam and Second Opinion before returning to Newcastle radio "because I felt I needed more of a grounding in journalism".

She was working on a documentary about the BHP closure when a call came from the local TV station and the offer of a higher grading saw her make the transition to TV, although she recalls that she was initially so uncomfortable that she found it hard to look at the camera. Before long, she was asked to fill in as a news presenter. The move to Nine followed.

Now her aim to is become comfortable and confident in her role at Ten. While there's talk of her doing feature stories in the lead-up to the state election, as well as the possibility of documentaries down the track, for the moment she says, "I just want to get really good at this job, enjoy it and be confident about any situation, to be excited about doing live work and as comfortable without the autocue as Mal and Steve."

The Age

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE (MrNews @ May 10 2006, 10:19 PM)
prahran coles... now, let's not stalk her please. how sad, i thought i wasn't gonna be a groupie, but i just love greek women..


Who said anything about stalking? I hope you're not suggesting what I think you're suggesting. no.gif silly.gif


QUOTE (slj @ May 11 2006, 01:56 AM)
From diet stories to real news

Helen Kapalos is warming up to Melbourne and her new role on the Channel Ten news desk.

What comes after Nine? Obviously Ten for newsreader Helen Kapalos, who has moved on from rejection to Melbourne. By Debi Enker.


Thanks for that, SLJ. Interesting reading.