Kathy Bowlen

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Kathy Bowlen is a former Australian journalist and television presenter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She was host of the Victorian edition of ABC's Stateline current affairs program,and a presenter with ABC TV News for a decade. Bowlen also reported for ABC News Victoria, the nightly current affairs program 7:30 Report, and spent two years as the host of the national breakfast news First Edition, and the international program Asia Focus.

In addition to her television work, she has been a director on various boards; including nine years as a member of the University Council of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, from which she graduated with a degree in media communications.[1] She started her media career at Melbourne's 3AW radio station, and spent several years as a political reporter in Canberra.

In December 2008, Bowlen presented her final program after a 20-year career with the ABC, to join the Australian Red Cross Blood Service as national media manager.[2]. After many years at the Blood Service, Kathy was recently appointed Communications and Media Manager at Melbourne's St Vincent Hospital. [2]


  1. ^ Alumni profiles: Kathy Bowlen: A rewarding life, Swinburne University of Technology
  2. ^ Idato, Michael: Networking: Bowlen bows out, The Age, 4 December 2008. Archived 27 December 2010 at WebCite

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