Mel Symons

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Mel Symons
Born Australia
Occupation Television Presenter
Notable credit(s) Saturday Disney (1997 - 2002)
Ground Force (2002 - 2005)
Sydney Weekender (2004 - present)

Melanie 'Mel' Symons is an Australian media personality, who is best known for appearing on a number of television shows on the Seven Network, most notably Saturday Disney from 1997 until 2002, and Ground Force from 2002 until 2005.

Symons began her career on Network Ten's Totally Wild in 1994 as a reporter. In 1997 she moved to the Seven Network's children's television show Saturday Disney, where she hosted for five years. In April 2002 she began presenting on the Australian version of the backyard renovation show Ground Force as the "bargain hunter". In 2003 Symons also presented her own lifestyle program Australia's Best Backyards, and co-hosted Wheel of Fortune as a fill-in for two weeks.

She hosted the first fashion segments on the Sunrise breakfast program and also appears on The Morning Show. For over ten years she has been presenter for Sydney Weekender, a local travel program that shows viewers the best places to go and things to do across New South Wales.[1]

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994–1997 Totally Wild Reporter
1997–2002 Saturday Disney Co-host One of the longest serving hosts of Saturday Disney
2002–2005 Ground Force Bargain Hunter First prime time role
2003 Australia's Best Backyards Host
2003 Wheel Of Fortune Co-Host Temporary fill in for two weeks during 2003, also a contestant
2002–present Sydney Weekender Presenter Has presented over a decade of content
2005–2007 Sunrise Fashion reporter Created the first fashion editorials


  1. ^ "Mel Symons's profile". Sydney Weekender. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 

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