Mel is a leading Australian TV presenter who starred in her first TV show at 15. Since then there has been no stopping her, hosting shows for the Australian market from the US, UAE, Japan, Singapore, Afghanistan, Borneo and countless destinations worldwide.
Mel presents both Sydney Weekender and sister show Weekender TV in Queensland and has a terrific relationship with viewers across the country through 30 years of hosting Network 7 and 10 programs.
With two decades of travel television already under her belt Mel is an expert ambassador for tourism destinations and luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz.
A much-loved children’s television host on iconic programs Totally Wild and Saturday Disney during the height of their popularity, Aussies have grown up with Mel in their living rooms.
Mel is the mother of a beautiful six-year-old girl named Alexandra and when she isn’t on the move for work or play, she can usually be found at her place in Byron Bay where for fifteen years she has had success interior styling and doing small renovations for profit.
Mel presented Logie nominated show Ground Force and Australia’s Best Backyards for 7 and is a qualified Interior Decorator with substantial experience in real estate.
Melanie's extensive list of accomplishments includes twenty nine consecutive years of television presenting, hosting, reporting, guest hosting, guest appearances, voiceovers, breakfast radio, radio interviews, musicals, master of ceremonies - high profile sporting, fashion and food events, telethons, acting roles, acting training, ambassadorships, commercials, charity alignment, media partnership success, segment producing and more. Here are a few highlights.
CH 7 (2004 - 2023)
HOST AND PRESENTER
CH 7 (2020 - 2023)
LJ HOOKER SOLUTIONS GOLD COAST TV
HOST AND AMBASSADOR
Digital Series (2020 - 2022)
PRESENTER AND AMBASSADOR
After Sales Video (2019)
CH 7 (2017 - 2019)
PRESENTER AND AMBASSADOR
GLC 63-S E Brochure/ Owners Online
BREAKFAST RADIO CO-HOST
NSW TOURISM AWARDS
CO-MASTER OF CEREMONIES
THE WEATHER CHANNEL
WALLABIES AUSTRALIAN TEST MATCHES AND SYDNEY FC
ON GROUND MC
RADIO GUEST HOST (IN THE HOT SEAT FOR AMANDA KELLER)
JONESY AND AMANDA
(2007 AND 2008)
AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB, WESTFIELD AND DAVID JONES
HOST/ AMBASSADOR/ CELEBRITY STYLIST/ FASHION AND EVENTS MC
(2004 - 2010)
SUNRISE AND THE MELBOURNE CUP COVERAGE
FASHION HOST AND REPORTER
CH 7 (2003 - 2006)
GREAT SUMMER IDEAS AND MIKE WHITNEY'S WALKABOUT
CH 7 (2005)
WHEEL OF FORTUNE
CO-HOST AND WINNER OF CELEBRITY WHEEL
CH 7 (2003/ 2004)
TOUR DE FORCE AFGHANISTAN
AUSTRALIA'S BEST BACKYARDS
CH 7 (2003)
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW
CH 7 (2002-2004)
CH 7 (2001 - 2004)
CH 7 (1997 - 2002)
CH 10 (1994 - 1997)
Melanie's transition from the traditional television host into an influencer in the digital and social media-scape has been an organic process. By her own admission Melanie only feels comfortable working with a partner if they share a similar outlook on what success looks like. Her outstanding work with partners over recent years has been testament to this philosophy and has seen Melanie create exceptional results for her partners as a brand ambassador.
The key to success for any person or brand is to establish fans or a community and to have them talk about you. Melanie brings these two components into the social media space and assists with the establishment of community and the creation of conversation. She does this through activations, encapsulating the brand's philosophy and her brand presence synthesising with her partner's strategy. In short Melanie specialises in immersing herself in her partner's community.