Melissa Doyle’s 7pm news bulletin has reportedly been quietly pulled off air just nine months after the former Sunrise host’s emotional farewell from the coveted morning show gig.
The 7pm bulletin has been dumped from the Seven network’s 7TWO channel but Doyle will continue to host the 4pm afternoon news, News Corp Australia reports.
A Seven spokesperson told News Corp Doyle’s schedule had become increasingly demanding.
“Melissa’s roles presenting Seven News at 4 and as a senior correspondent for major national and international news events are becoming increasingly demanding,” the spokesperson said.
“In the last seven months, Mel has anchored Seven News coverage of Schapelle Corby’s release from jail from outside Bali’s Kerobokan prison, covered the Blue Mountains bushfires and tropical Cyclone Ita, the Oscars from the red carpet in LA, and travelled to Jordan to produce a series of special reports on the Syrian refugee crisis.
“Most recently Mel was on the road for two weeks leading Seven News coverage of the Royal Tour.”
Doyle bid an emotional farewell to Sunrise in June after 14 years with the show to host a 4pm and 7pm bulletin and to cover major national events, including the royal visit.
The 7pm national bulletin was axed after just six months.