As part of the news team, Melissa anchored the network’s live rolling coverage of historical moments such as the birth of Prince George, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the release of Schapelle Corby from prison in Bali, the centenary of ANZAC commemorations in Gallipoli and the Lindt Café Siege in Sydney… for which Melissa and the Seven News team won a Walkley Award, a Logie and three international Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Melissa was host and senior correspondent of the Seven Network’s flagship news and public affairs program Sunday Night, covering a wide range of stories from internationally exclusive interviews with James Hewitt, Princess Diana’s former lover and Rebel Wilson, to stories on PTSD and the Jonestown massacre.
Melissa is the weekend breakfast host for radio station Smooth FM, and has written two books, “The Working Mothers Survival Guide” and her best selling memoir “Alphabet Soup.”
In the 2016 Australia Day Honours List Melissa was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her “significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of charitable groups, and to the broadcast media.”
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 and Adopt Change.
Melissa is the Number One Ticket holder for the GWS Giants (AFL) and serves on the club board.
But above all, Melissa is a wife and proud mother of Nick and Talia.