News presenter (La Sexta). Journalist, writer and lecturer
The journalism is my passion, but I know the ugly and ungrateful side. You have to give up many things.
Helena Resano is one of the faces of La Sexta (Spanish television channel) since the chain began broadcasting. Since she was chosen as host of the news La Sexta News at noon, Helena Resano has established herself as one of the best Spanish anchors.
She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarra and began working in the world of journalism in 1994, on a Cadena SER (Spain’s premier radio network) station in Pamplona.
“The journalism is my passion, but I know the ugly and ungrateful side. You have to give up many things."
She then went on to host a light entertainment show on Pamplona Television. In 1995, Helena moved to Madrid to work as an intern for Radio Nacional de España (RNE). A year later, she joined Telecinco (Channel 5), where she remained until 1999.
That same year, she joined TVE’s (Spanish national television) Canal 24 Horas (a 24-hour news channel), where she worked as a news writer and presenter. She has also been a reporter, a member of the Telediario Segunda Edición (television news program) editing team. She replaced Letizia Ortiz as the noon news anchor in 2004 after it was announced the engagement of the former journalist with the then Prince of Asturias, now King Philip VI of Spain.
Helena Resano has also worked on radio, on the stations Radio España, Pamplona’s Radio Popular and Cadena SER’s Radio Pamplona.
In 2000, she received the Manos Unidas award for best audiovisual production, for the report “La tierra de todos” (Everyone’s Land) broadcast on Canal 24 Horas.
She has also hosted a four-episode documentary series on La Sexta called “Que 30 años no es nada” (30 years is nothing) which shows how Spain has changed since the Spanish Constitution came into force in 1978.