Matt Doran is joining Sunday Night, in addition to his new role with Foxtel.
He joins host Melissa Doyle plus journalists including Steve Pennells, Rahni Sadler, Alex Cullen and Denham Hitchcock.
“It’s an enormous honour to join the ranks at Sunday Night, which in my opinion is setting the benchmark for long-form journalism in Australia. Viewers are seeking compelling, gritty, worthwhile storytelling, or nothing at all – and I think Sunday Night is one of the few honest Australian programs meeting that demand. I’m hitting the ground running – we already have a number of major international investigations underway,” he said.
Sunday Night Executive Producer, Hamish Thomson, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Matt to the Seven Network and Sunday Night. He’s an outstanding news correspondent and crime reporter – passionate, fearless and dedicated to the cause. He joins an exceptional team.”
From today he also appears on Crime Watch Daily for Foxtel, with an upcoming hosting role on Crimes That Shook Australia.
Matt returns to Australia after two years working in the US as anchor of Crime Watch Daily, a daily syndicated true crime news program. He began his journalistic career in newspapers, as a crime reporter with Melbourne’s Herald Sun. Prior to his move stateside, Matt reported for and anchored a number of national news, crime and public affairs programs, including Network Ten’s Wanted and The Project.
Matt has reported from the frontline of some of the biggest international news events of our time including the tsunami in Japan, earthquakes in New Zealand and the Bali Nine executions. He has infiltrated dangerous Asian gangs to expose the horrors of child slavery and organ trafficking, an investigation for which Matt earned the United Nations Media Award for Outstanding Television Reporting.