Frank Pangallo MLC

Frank was elected to the Legislative Council at the 2018 state election. He brings an in-depth understanding of key local issues having worked in the Adelaide media for over four decades.

Frank was born, raised and educated in Adelaide’s western suburbs. He has been married to Angela for 21 years and is a father of three, and a grandfather.

Prior to being elected to the South Australian Parliament, Frank completed a 46-year media career as a national and state TV current affairs reporter, print journalist and radio broadcaster.

He earned a reputation as a fearless crusader for the ‘underdog’ and advocate for social justice. Frank's investigations uncovered abuse of the aged in nursing homes and hospitals, child abuse and fraud. He also successfully advocated for pensioners, asbestos victims and war veterans denied their entitlements.

In 2017, Frank retired from Adelaide’s top-rated Channel 7’s Today Tonight after 22 years as a supervising producer and investigative journalist. He also held senior executive roles with the program in Sydney and Queensland.

As a reporter he has covered major news and sporting events here and abroad, including three Olympic Games (Sydney, Athens, Beijing), Commonwealth Games (Manchester 2002) four FIFA World Cups (Italia 90, USA 94,Germany 2006 & South Africa 2010) and Formula One motor racing from 1985-1995.

He has also made his mark as a radio sports broadcaster and commentator, specialising in football (soccer) and Formula One motor racing.

Frank’s contribution to the South Australian media was acknowledged in 2012 when he was presented with the SA Press Club Gold Award for Journalist of the Year.

Frank can be contacted at his Parliament House office on (08) 8237 9484 or via email at

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