Melissa has been working on some incredible projects and has some exciting things in the pipeline. Below is a showcase of Mel's current work.
This Is Your Life
This Is Your Life returned to our screens in 2022. It's one of Australia's longest running and most acclaimed television series, loved for placing the spotlight on some of the nations most successful, admired and fascinating characters. Season 2 coming to Channel 7 in 2023.
How To Age Against The Machine
'How To Age Against The Machine' follows the success of the Audible audio series. It looks at everything from career, relationships, wrinkles and grief. An empowering guide for women ageing on their own terms. Hardie Grant 2023.
15 Seconds of Brave
In your darkest hour, can you still find hope? In this intimate and insightful book, Melissa shares the stories of some of the most resilient people she has ever met, gently drawing out their wisdom, empathy and heartfelt practical advice for anyone who’s going through a difficult time.
PODCAST: Age Against The Machine
The Audible original that started it all. Growing older can be daunting. And for many women in particular, it can be downright terrifying. Melissa Doyle (Sunrise, Sunday Night) recently turned 50, and Naima Brown recently turned 40 – and they found themselves wanting some guidance on how to approach life’s second act. So they connect with women from different cultures to learn about how growing older can mean forging deeper connections (New Zealand), getting more power (Ghana), more opportunities (Finland) and sometimes more plastic surgery (South Korea). They discuss everything from menopause to sex, political representation to financial security. They find out how to Age Against the Machine. Released April 2021.
Australia Behind Bars
Australia Behind Bars, presented by Melissa Doyle, offers unprecedented access beyond the high walls and barbed wires of three maximum security prisons. This powerhouse eight-part series documents the harsh realities of daily life behind bars for inmates and corrections officers alike. The stories are both confronting and compelling, detailing the heartbreak, hell – and hopes – of an existence in prison. Australia Behind Bars will give audiences a dramatic, firsthand look at a part of society they rarely see, and the stories behind the people who make up the prison system.
A funny, warm and personal memoir that reveals what it's like being a regular busy working mum, who just so happens to have a job on the telly. Australia's best loved morning TV presenter, Mel Doyle, invites you inside her home and her life. Now, for the first time, Mel shares what it is like to juggle a high profile TV career with the full time job of being a Mum. In Alphabet Soup, she has collected together some of her favourite memories and anecdotes from the last ten years. Covering everything from her relationship with Kochie to red carpet exclusives, from baking birthday cakes to doing the school run, this is a delicious slice of Mel's life. And, like the rest of us, Mel has highs and lows and a constant battle to balance it all out. Dip in and enjoy some funny, honest and totally relatable anecdotes from life on and off screen! Allen & Unwin 2013.
The Working Mother's Survival Guide
A practical, realistic, down-to-earth and entertaining guide for all working women who want to have babies but keep their careers on track too. We're all juggling and struggling and laughing and crying. And there's nothing wrong with admitting it. Forget trying to impress, let's just be honest. The Working Mother's Survival Guide is a must-have resource for all new mothers who want or need to continue working after their baby is born. It's packed with essential information and advice on everything you need to know from pre-conception to returning to work to help you get through this amazing but challenging time. From the mundane (How do you stop colleagues constantly touching your stomach? Are there any tricks to surviving 9 am meetings with morning sickness?), to the crucial (How early do you need to start looking for a day-care place? How can you prevent your pregnancy affecting your chances of promotion? How do you plan for your changing financial status?), to the absolutely essential (Can one woman wear the same pair of stretchy black pants to the office for six months without losing her dignity or her mind?), this book will answer all your questions. Written by two working mums Sunrise presenter Melissa Doyle and communications consultant Jo Scard The Working Mother's Survival Guide features advice from experts such as lawyers, health care workers and inspiring working mums, plus how-to-do', what-to-have' and where-to-find' checklists. Loaded with resources and more than a few laughs, this book is packed full of useful information to help new mothers cope and even enjoy juggling the demands of motherhood and work, as well as finding a little me' time. Allen & Unwin 2007