There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as after 14 years Melissa Doyle left the Sunrise couch
Famous faces, colleagues, family and fans all came down to farewell her after more than a decade on Sunrise.
Throughout the show special farewell messages from famous faces including 7News reporters, Jennifer Hawkins and Delta Goodrem were played as well as live #farewellmel messages that were shown on-screen and featured on the outside of the Channel 7 building.
Mel’s husband John, daughter Talia and son Nicholas joined her on set as Sunrise co-host Kochie paid tribute to her in a special ‘This Is Your Life’ segment that included everyone from first make up artist to her best girl friend Sharon
Seven West Media Chairman Kerry Stokes and CEO Tim Worner both joined with the Sunrise cast and crew to farewell Mel and announced her next project. which you can see here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgAPAli2MO0
The following press release was sent out just hours ago confirming what was announced on the show.
Seven News at 7: Melissa Doyle will present a live half-hour bulletin at 7pm on 7TWO from Monday August 12.
– Seven’s Afternoon News: Melissa Doyle and Matt White will co-host an all-new national afternoon bulletin on Seven from Monday August 19 at 4pm.
Network News Director Rob Raschke said: “There has never been a greater demand for news than there is now and Seven is determined to give Australians more choice. That’s why we’re investing in news.
“Our team is the best in the business. Our presenters are highly credentialed, experienced journalists, skilled at delivering news as it unfolds. These are exciting times.”
Joining Seven’s Afternoon News team is meteorologist David Brown, veteran sports journalist and presenter Jim Wilson, and network finance commentator Scott Pape – known as The Barefoot Investor – who will provide detailed, easy-to-understand analysis of financial matters affecting all Australians