Rebecca Madden Joins Sunrise

Sunrise is getting a new Melbourne corespondent.

Nick  Etchells who is returning to Seven News Melbourne will be replaced by Rebecca Madden.

Rebecca Madden is no stranger to  Sunrise viewers She has long been a member of the extended  Sunrise family, with presenting and reporting stints on Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise.

Rebecca has been part of the Seven News Melbourne team as a reporter and presenter for more than 10 years.She’ll remain part of the Seven News Melbourne team, filling in on  the news desk for Peter Mitchell and Jennifer Keyte. She will also fill in at the Sunrise desk from  time to time.

Rebecca said she was thrilled by the opportunity to join Kochie, Sam and the team.  “I’ve always felt like the “aunty” that just pays a visit every now and then, so it’s great now to be a  full-time family member.

“I’ve been reporting news in Melbourne for almost 15 years now. I live here, I know this city and its people well. I’m excited to bring my knowledge to Sunrise and be the first to inform Melburnians and the rest of the nation about the top news stories of the day,” she said.

Sunrise Executive Producer Michael Pell said:  “Rebecca is an experienced journalist and an outstanding broadcaster. But most importantly,  she’s a passionate Melburnian. Born and bred in Geelong, she has spent her whole career telling  stories that matter to the people of Victoria. I have no doubt she will excel in this new network role.  “Bec will be pivotal in the next phase of our ongoing expansion in Melbourne,” he said.

Sunrise is hosted by Kochie and Sam, and airs from 6 AM weekdays on Seven.