Matt Doran (journalist)
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Matt Doran Journalist

Matt Doran
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Born (1983-12-22) 22 December 1983 (age 35)
OccupationJournalist, crime reporter
EmployerSeven Network

Matt Doran (born 22 December 1983) is an Australian journalist.

Doran is currently co-host of Weekend Sunrise. Previously he has been a reporter for the Seven Network's flagship public affairs program, Sunday Night and a reporter and presenter at Network Ten.


Doran graduated from Melbourne University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Media and Communications (enriched Journalism major).

Throughout 2006, he worked as a police reporter with Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper, covering fires, floods, the gangland war and CBD shootings. In the four years prior, he held a position as an awarded reporter and senior editor across a number of mastheads within News Ltd's Leader newspaper group.

Following this, Doran worked for several years as a general news reporter and then police reporter for Network Ten in Melbourne and Adelaide. In this time, he fostered an extensive network of contacts and built a proven history of exclusive stories.[1] Doran played a key role in Network Ten's coverage of a series of natural disasters, including the devastating Christchurch earthquakes, the deadly Pike River mine explosion in New Zealand's West, the Christmas Island boat tragedy and the tsunami which obliterated North-East Japan.

In October 2011, Doran was appointed presenter of Ten News at Five: Weekend with Natarsha Belling,[2] but left the bulletin when it changed to a single-presenter format with only Belling in November 2012. He continued to be a fill-in presenter and a senior reporter with Ten News.

In November 2013, Doran was appointed presenter of Ten Eyewitness News Early and Ten Eyewitness News Morning.

In January 2014, Hermione Kitson replaced Doran on Ten Eyewitness News Early. He continued to present Ten Eyewitness News Morning until the bulletin was axed in May 2014 due to cost-cutting measures, and returned to reporting.

In May 2015, Doran resigned from Network Ten after nearly eight years with the network.[3]

In 2015, Doran moved to Los Angeles and was appointed host of Crime Watch Daily, a daily syndicated true crime news program.

In February 2017, Doran was appointed host of the third season of Crimes that Shook Australia on Foxtel's crime and investigation channel, exploring some of Australia's most shocking crimes with interviews and dramatic reconstructions.

In March 2017, Doran joined the Seven Network as a reporter on its flagship public affairs program, Sunday Night.[4] He has also filled in for David Koch and Andrew O'Keefe on Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise respectively.

In October 2019, it was announced that Doran will replace Basil Zempilas as co-host of Weekend Sunrise from October 12.[5]

Personal life

Doran attended and graduated from St Kevin's College in Toorak, Victoria, completing his Victorian Certificate of Education.

Doran has previously dated chef and television presenter Justine Schofield.[6][7]


  1. ^ Profile at Network Ten
  2. ^ Natarsha Belling leads new-look weekend TEN News team at TV Tonight
  3. ^ "Matt Doran quits news presenter post at Channel Ten". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Matt Doran joins Sunday Night". TV Tonight. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Schofield and Doran going the distance". Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Splitsville for popular presenter, chef". Retrieved 2017.

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Preceded by
Ron Wilson
News & Sport Presenter (Mon-Wed)

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Natarsha Belling (solo)
Ten News at Five: Weekend
Presenter with Natarsha Belling

2011 - 2012
Succeeded by
Natarsha Belling (solo)
Preceded by
Ron Wilson
Ten Eyewitness News Early

November 2013 - January 2014
Succeeded by
Hermione Kitson
Preceded by
Ron Wilson
Ten Eyewitness News Morning

November 2013 - May 2014
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Basil Zempilas
Weekend Sunrise
Co-host with Monique Wright

October 2019 - present
Succeeded by

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