Melissa Doyle
GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

Melissa Doyle

An accomplished and award-winning journalist for more than 25 years, Melissa Doyle is one of the country's best-known and most-trusted voices in media. She currently presents Channel 7's flagship news and public affairs program, Sunday Night, and is the weekend breakfast host for Smooth FM. In 2016, Melissa was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant services to the community through her roles in broadcast media and for her charity work.

Melissa is an exceptional and tireless ambassador who has been a passionate supporter of World Vision for over 14 years. She has visited World Vision's work in Mongolia (2006); Armenia (2008); Ethiopia and Kenya (2011); Jordan, Lebanon and Mongolia (2013); and Indonesia (2014).

Melissa is passionate about maternal and child health, refugees and education, and her family sponsor two children.

World Vision’s work

World Vision Australia works globally with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our work in long-term community development, policy advocacy and change, and emergency relief addresses not only the symptoms of poverty, but also its complex and interrelated causes.

Melissa is a passionate advocate for our child sponsorship program having sponsored several children, including Khulan in Mongolia. Over 11 years, Mel witnessed how her sponsorship helped to enable Khulan’s once-struggling community to generate more income and provide quality education, clean water, nutritious food and healthcare for their children.

In the field with Melissa Doyle

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Melissa Doyle sponsors Khulan in Mongolia

“Every child deserves an education and healthcare and I knew my small contribution would make a difference,” Melissa said. After 13 years, this year Khulan’s community was ready to move forward on its own.

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World Vision Ambassador Melissa Doyle with Syrian children in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.

Mel Doyle witnesses the pain of Syria’s children

Mel was struck by how many of the children and families she met in Syria were so much like us – people who were living comfortable lives who’d been forced to leave it all behind to find safety across borders.

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