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.
Happiness is having someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to.
Mel has interviewed international stars including Rihanna, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Zac Efron.
She is a committed charity campaigner including being an Ambassador for Endometriosis Australia, the Bully Zero Australia Foundation and assisting Variety, Canteen, HYPA, Cancer Council and Youth Inc.
Mel is determined to continue helping teenagers, particularly those dealing with bullying and depression.
In 2016 Mel created www.trollfreeday.com.au a National Day of Awareness to help combat Cyber-Bullying.
Mel has appeared on Season 1 of the Amazing Race Australia in 2010 on Channel 7, Celebrity Apprentice Australia in 2015 on Channel 9 and 20 to 1 on Channel 9 in 2016.
Mel is currently co-hosting breakfast radio on 96.5 Wave FM in Wollongong and is a weekly Columnist for Yahoo 7 BE.
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