Matt Doran (journalist)

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Matt Doran
Born 22 December 1981
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Journalist, Presenter & Reporter
Employer Seven Network

Matt Doran (born 22 December 1981) is an Australian journalist and crime reporter.

Doran is currently a reporter for the Seven Network's flagship public affairs program, Sunday Night. He has previously been a reporter and presenter at Network Ten.


In 2000. Matt then graduated from Melbourne University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Media and Communications (enriched Journalism major).

Throughout 2006, Matt worked as a police reporter with Melbourne's Herald Sun, 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.

Doran worked for several years as a general news reporter and then police reporter for Network Ten in Melbourne and Adelaide. He has fostered an extensive network of contacts and has a proven history of exclusive stories.[1] Matt has 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] With the Ten News at Five: Weekend bulletin changing to a single presenter format with Natarsha Belling, Matt left 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 Matt 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 8 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 + 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 of the flagship public affairs program, Sunday Night.[4]

Personal life[edit]

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

Matt is currently dating chef and television presenter Justine Schofield.[5]


  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 2015-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Matt Doran joins Sunday Night". TV Tonight. 2017-03-06. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Schofield and Doran going the distance". Retrieved 2017-03-06. 

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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