In 1992 Melissa became the anchor of Prime Television's 6pm news.
In 1990 Melissa gained a cadetship at WIN Television, Canberra.
Melissa and fellow Sunrise co-host David Koch also host Where Are They Now, coincidently from exactly the same studio where they film Sunrise.
Melissa co-hosted 2006's special event, TV Turns 50, at the Sydney Opera House.
Melissa was a torch bearer for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
As of early 2007, she lives in Sydney with her husband, John, and their two children.
Melissa hosted the 2003/4 summer season of the current affairs programme Today Tonight.
Prior to co-hosting Sunrise, Melissa was a political correspondent for Channel 7.
She has appeared as an audience member in season four of Dancing With The Stars alongside David Koch, showing her support for Sunrise weatherman Grant Denyer, who went on to win the competition.
In 1990, Mel received a cadetship in Canberra.
Mel's tertiary education was at Charles Sturt University, where she studied Communications.
Mel attended Pymble Ladies' College, a private girl's school, for her education.
She has also appeared in, though without her knowledge and consent, The Chaser's War On Everything, a satrical send-up show of Australian news and a current affair shows.
In 2006 she began co-hosting Where Are They Now? also on Channel 7, also with David Koch.
Mel has two children; Nicholas and Talia Grace.
Melissa: [asked for the best thing about being a presenter on Sunrise] Interviewing and meeting fascinating people. Interviewing Tom Cruise the day after his baby was born was pretty cool. Hugh Jackman and Eric Bana are favourites because they're so down-to-earth. I was completely nervous when we interview Jane Fonda - she's a huge star!
Melissa: [On her children] I'm really happy - it's funny because I wasn't a hugely maternal person. But it's so wonderful. I say to friends who don't have children, you have no idea the impact it has on you. Nothing else matters now except them.
Melissa: [On her second pregnancy] I'm so lucky, and I give thanks every day. I've had two great pregnancies. I didn't get sick a single day for either one of them. My husband, John, says I'm a textbook case. The books would say this will happen on this day, and sure enough, it would. I was so very lucky. I had two great births that went very smoothly and didn't have any complications at all, and now I have two gorgeous and healthy kids.
Melissa: [On her second child] I was sure I was having another boy. My pregnancy was the same as last time, so I'd resigned myself to having another boy. Not that it's bad, but I thought it would be a houseful of footy boots. So we had such a surprise when we had a girl. I was secretly excited I had a daughter. I thought, "I have a little shopping buddy".
Melissa: [On her university days] I'd finished my communications degree at Charles Sturt University, and I remember that on graduation day I'd come down with the 'flu, and all I wanted to do was crawl into bed. I'm here with my dad, Robert, and my mum, Virginia. I always wanted to study communications, and I knew exactly what university I wanted to go to, and what course. Thankfully I got in, because I didn't have any contingency plan. I spent three years at Bathurst, and loved every minute of it.
Melissa: I was absolutely horse-mad as a child ... I think I read Black Beauty about 50,000 times. I was one of those girls who always wanted to have a pony. My dad used to take me riding at a pony club on weekends. I would still love to ride today, but I never get the opportunity. It's such an expensive hobby when you live in the city.
Melissa: (on her husband, John) The driver took this photograph of my husband, John, and me on our wedding day, and we took it with us when we left our reception. We put it beside the bed, and when we woke the next morning, I remember looking at it thinking 'Oh my God, we're married!'. It looks like one of those cardboard cut-outs they have at fairs. We met on a blind date, and were married two years later. I remember thinking he was a bit different and special. And he says he knew straight away that I was the one.
Melissa: (on running with the Olympic torch in 2000) I knew that running with the Olympic torch would be exciting, but nothing can prepare you for the feeling. I felt I was one little link in this enormous chain right around the world, and that my little run was significant. I was surprised by how overwhelmed I was. And I was pregnant with Nicholas at the time, so it was exciting that he was sort of running with the torch also.
Melissa: (on working on "The Today Show") We're a photo-happy family. I've always known what I have wanted to do, and I've been lucky I've found an industry I really love working in. And I particularly love working in the new Sunrise studio. Because the show is so interactive, you feel really close to the audience. When we walk out into the plaza, they all want to say 'Hi', and you're actually meeting the people you're doing the show for - it's really nice.
Melissa Doyle: Welcome back, you're watching Sunrise, Live at Brekkie Central.
Melissa (on fitness): I don't play any team or organised sports any more, but I get to the gym when I can. But I much prefer to pop my little one in the pram and head out for a good walk straight after the show. I also spend most of my Sunday afternoons at the local oval, playing World Cup soccer with my son!
Melissa (on meeting Elmo): Fantastic! He was very funny and cheeky and cute. My kids thought it was great... finally Mum interviewed someone really famous!