Mel was a teen runaway who struggled with peer pressure after moving from the farm to the city in South Australia at the age of 12. She had difficulty settling into city life and rebelled; she left school in year 10 and spent the next two years couch-surfing and making many life mistakes. At the age of 16, Mel began volunteering at community radio station Fresh FM in Adelaide and in the process she found her life purpose and passion.
Mel has worked for the biggest radio networks in Australia as a solo announcer, night show announcer, breakfast announcer, radio producer and radio voiceover artist over the past 15 years. She was co-host of the nation’s most popular night program “The Hot 30 Countdown” both on radio and television. It was on this program she became involved with the “Royal Hoax’’ phone call which she describes as a “life changing experience”.
Mel has interviewed international stars including Rihanna, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Zac Efron.
She is a committed charity campaigner assisting organisations including Variety, Canteen, HYPA, Cancer Council, Youth Inc.
Mel is determined to continue helping teenagers, particularly those dealing with bullying and depression. Mel continues to speak out about her journey with endometriosis and is actively working with Endometriosis Australia to help raise the profile of this disease.