Duval hosted more than 3000 episodes of TEN’s Sydney-based morning show Good Morning Sydney from 1978 to 1989 where she interviewed Sir David Attenborough, Leslie Caron, Sir Robert Helpmann and George Hamilton.
She was later a regular on Foxtel’s Beauty And The Beast.
Network TEN Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Maureen was a pioneer of the Australian television industry and had a long association with TEN, including many years as the host of Good Morning Sydney. She was the consummate professional and paved the way for many other television hosts.
“Our thoughts are with Maureen’s family at this very sad time. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.”
Foxtel’s director of television Brian Walsh told Fairfax, “Maureen Duval was unmatched for integrity, dignity and style.
“Her warm and generous humour was her trademark, as was her humility and compassion.
“I had the great pleasure of working with her at Channel TEN in the 1980s when she hosted Good Morning Sydney and later, at Foxtel, she was one of my first choices to re-launch the panel talk show Beauty And The Beast.
“Maureen was the moral compass of the series and always delivered sober and sensible advice in what was often, a bunker of heated debate.
“Class never goes out of style and Maureen Duval certainly never did. That will be her legacy.”
Duval was also a former Miss Australia winner as well as the face of David Jones department store for 16 years.
She is survived by her husband, her four sons -including FOX Sports CEO Patrick Delany- and 10 grand-children.