Portrait of Serpil Senelmis

Serpil Senelmis

Serpil Senelmis is an Australian broadcaster with Turkish heritage. The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduate has worked behind the microphone, in front of the camera and behind the scenes of radio and television programs across Australia. 

As a producer, she has worked with Jon Faine, Helen Razer, Derryn Hinch, Waleed Aly, singer Clare Bowditch and comedians Nazeem Hussain and Tony Moclair. She’s had a long working relationship with gonzo journalist John Safran and his co-host Father Bob Maguire. Most recently, she's been presenting The Sunday Sesh, which airs nationally on ABC Local. She’s also been working with Radio National as the senior producer of the Sunday Extra program with Jonathan Green. Her documentary work has covered the Turkish history at Gallipoli and a retrospective look at 1960s Turkish popular music. 

In 2014, Serpil formed part of ABC Local’s broadcast team for the live coverage of ANZAC Day from ANZAC Cove and Lone Pine in Gallipoli. And in 2015, she returned to Turkey for the ABC’s broadcast of the centenary commemorations.