Karalee Katsambanis

Karalee Katsambanis


Senior Media Trainer

Karalee Katsambanis is an accomplished journalist and a dynamic media trainer. She heads up our Western Australian division, based in Perth.

Karalee’s extensive abilities, wisdom and experience have been gathered from specialist media roles with Channel 7, Channel 9, SBS TV World News Australia, WIN TV, Austereo Radio Network, 2UE Sky Radio and Australian Radio Network in Melbourne, Perth and across New South Wales.

With university formal teaching qualifications, Karalee has provided media reporting and presenting services across a range of topics and complex issues in regional and capital city media.

Karalee’s exceptional professional speaker expertise has been utilized in corporate videos, media training courses and special events where she has been an excellent master of ceremonies. Her extensive media experience enables her to provide personalized, inspirational and comprehensive consulting advice to many organizations.

Karalee is in high demand as a senior media trainer and reporter for numerous media outlets. She is also a feature writer and reporter and provides freelance journalism services on request.

Career Highlights

Reporter – Channel 7 Network News, Melbourne
Presenter/Reporter/Producer – WIN TV Network News, NSW
Senior Reporter- Melbourne Bureau – SBS World News Australia
Presenter – Lifestyle programs – Channel 9 Network, Perth
Newsreader/Journalist – Australian Radio Network, Melbourne (GOLD FM and MIX FM)
Newsreader/Journalist – Austereo Radio Network, Perth
Feature Writer/Reporter – Australian Golf Digest Magazine/Golf Australia
Journalist – Rural Press and Western Australian Community Newspapers, Perth


Winner – Highly Commended, Luminous Award Australia, which recognizes outstanding journalism in the field of oncology, July 2006.
Winner – Highly Commended, New South Wales State Media Awards for Excellence in reporting on Legal Issues, May 2000.
Winner – Highly Commended, New South Wales Tim Mugridge Awards for Best Television Feature, May 2000.
Nominated by WIN TV Network for Walkley Award for Best Regional Affairs coverage in relation to fatal police shooting and subsequent inquest, December 2000.
Nominated by WIN TV Network for NSW State Government Award for Excellence in Journalism in reporting on legal and disability issues, December 1999.

Tertiary Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Education
University of Western Australia, 1994

Bachelor of Arts
University of Western Australia, 1991 – 1993