An accomplished journalist with more than 20 years’ experience, Melissa Doyle is one of the most well-known and trusted faces on Australian television.
Melissa presents Seven News Sydney’s 6pm news bulletin on Fridays and Saturdays. She is also host of Channel Seven’s flagship news and public affairs program, Sunday Night.
Born and raised in Sydney, Melissa attended Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
In 1990, Melissa began her career as a television news reporter and weather presenter at WIN TV Canberra. Three years later she moved to the Prime Television newsroom in Canberra as a general reporter and newsreader.
In 1995, Melissa joined Seven’s Canberra bureau at Parliament House as a political reporter, before moving to the Sydney newsroom as a general reporter.
Melissa became part of the Sunrise team in 1997 and - alongside David Koch for 12 years - co-hosted Australia’s favourite breakfast program until August 2013.
Throughout her journalistic career and as co-host of Sunrise, Melissa has covered some of the most significant news events of recent times including the Beaconsfield mine disaster, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine
Middleton, Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens and Beijing, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Queensland floods and multiple federal and state elections.
Since joining the Seven News team in August 2013 as presenter of Seven’s Afternoon News - Melissa has been called on as live anchor for the network’s rolling coverage when news breaks, and has covered major news events including the release of Australian Schapelle Corby from prison in Indonesia, the National day of mourning for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy, the birth of the Royal Baby and, most recently, the Lindt café siege in Sydney’s Martin Place and Centenary of ANZAC commemorations in Gallipoli.
Off screen, Melissa is a devoted wife and proud mother of Nicholas and Talia, a successful publisher and radio broadcaster.
She also passionately supports many charities. She is National Patron for the Make A Wish Foundation and an Ambassador for The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, World Vision, Children’s Cancer Institute and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
She is also Chairperson for the GIANTS Foundation Charity and Board Member of the George Gregan Foundation.
Melissa is also the number one ticket holder for the GWS Giants (AFL) and Whittlesea Eagles (AFL Victoria).
In 2007, she co-authored The Working Mother’s Survival Guide with Jo Scard. In 2014, she released a best-selling memoir called Alphabet Soup.