Former Sunrise star Melissa Doyle 'bursting with pride' in 'special' post

TV star Melissa Doyle has shared a heartwarming message about a trip to Kenya.

Melissa Doyle has shared her pride in her 19-year-old daughter after she joined her on a trip to Kenya for the humanitarian aid organisation World Vision.

The former Channel 7 star has been a passionate supporter of World Vision for nearly 20 years and has visited Armenia, Ethiopia and Mongolia for the organisation.

While she previously made a trip to Kenya for World Vision in 2011, this is the first time her daughter, Talia, has accompanied her on one of the visits.

Melissa Doyle and her daughter Talia in a selfie
Melissa Doyle and her daughter Talia visited Kenya. Photo: Instagram/Melissa Doyle

“This is my beautiful baby girl, all grown up & visiting a school in Kenya,” Melissa captioned a series of photos from the trip on her Instagram page.

“My heart is bursting with pride. It is such a privilege to see first hand the work @worldvisionaus is doing to give children access to health care & education. To take Talia with me made it extra special”.


In another post, Melissa revealed they travelled to Kenya “to see farming regeneration projects, a child protection group, a Women’s Savings for Transformation group and to meet our 4 yo sponsor child Bridget”.

“Wonderful trip to do together,” Aussie actress Danielle Spencer commented.

“Oh wow this is so special,” Grant Denyer’s wife, Chezzi, wrote on the post.

Moving on from Sunrise

In 2019 Mel signed on with Channel Nine, a year after leaving her role at Channel Seven due to Covid-19 budget cuts.

Melissa famously hosted a number of Seven's programs during her 25 years with the network, including Today Tonight, Sunday Night, various bulletins and Sunrise from 2002 to 2013.

When she left Seven, Melissa said in a statement at the time, "I have some personal news to share. After twenty-five years I am leaving the Seven Network. Whilst I am sad to be leaving, I do so with a great deal of pride, satisfaction and gratitude.

"Every ending is a beginning and I’m excited for what comes next."

The presenter recently admitted there were a few tears when she was replaced by Samantha Armytage in 2013.

Back in October, Mel spoke to The Daily Telegraph about shaking the labels that have defined her throughout her career.


“I read it just last night – ‘former Sunrise host’ – and I think, ‘Is that what I am forever?’ I’m super proud of it. It was an extraordinary part of my career, but you do kind of go, ‘I’ve done a few other things, too’,” she said.

“I left Sunrise over nine years ago and I still get comments on social media ‘We miss you on Sunrise’, which is lovely, but you realise that people still see you in a certain way.

Mel is focusing on being an author and is also the host of her own podcast, called Age Against the Machine, which is set to drop next month.

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