Media Ambassador & Journalist
Melissa is one of the most popular media personalities in Australia. A multiple Silver Logie nominee as Most Popular Television Presenter, Melissa was voted one of the “most real celebrity mums”; and regularly polls in the Top 50 of Reader’s Digest's annual list of Most Trusted Australians. Formerly co-host of Sunrise, Melissa formed one of televisions most charismatic and popular partnerships with Kochie (David Koch). Mel began her career as a television news reporter in Canberra before joining the Seven Network in 1995. In a varied career, she has covered major news stories from around Australia and the world. She has interviewed some of the world’s most famous faces, from Jane Fonda, Katy Perry and Stevie Nicks to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Jerry Lewis and Justin Bieber. Mel is devoted to her many charities. She is the National Patron for Make A Wish and an ambassador for Westmead Children's Hospital, World Vision, Children’s Cancer Institute, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and for the Federal Government’s National Road Safety Council. She is also the Chairperson for the GIANTS Foundation Charity. Melissa is currently a News Presenter and Journalist with Seven News Australia as well as hosting the weekend breakfast program for radio station smoothfm. She is married to John and the very proud mother of Nicholas and Talia.