Melanie Symons is a highly-experienced and respected television presenter and actor: one of Australia's favourite personalities. Her recipe for success comes from her enthusiasm for life, blended with sincerity and topped with effervescence.
The half Greek-goddess is currently adored by viewers as a star presenter of travel show, Sydney Weekender on Channel 7. The TV show involves two of Melanie's dearest passions: travel and food. Her love of eating out in great restaurants comes from her childhood, growing up in a warm and hospitable family (her mother and father owners of a Greek Taverna).
Melanie began her national career as the key presenter on Channel Ten’s children’s program Totally Wild, which was to be the start of it all. Four years later a move to Sydney spelled Melanie’s first big break with Channel 7. She spent five years as an extremely popular Host and Segment Producer of Saturday Disney. The best bits? Being part of an unscripted weekly program with her two co-hosts, creating and playing her own light-hearted characters and
superheros, interviewing international music and film stars and jet-setting around the world to shoot the show and host Disney on Ice.
Next, Melanie brought glamour to gardening and renovation, changing the landscape of lifestyle TV in her threeyear stint as a lead presenter of prime time series Ground Force. Her natural down-to-earth style was a hit with viewers Australia-wide.
The fashion-savvy Melanie then introduced morning viewers to a new how-to-dress segment on number one breakfast show Sunrise. Known as a style-standout among A' Listers, she always sparkles on the red carpet.
Melanie is a celebrated all-rounder. In a long-standing relationship with Channel 7, she co-hosted Wheel of Fortune and reported for sport on major racing carnivals including the Melbourne Cup. Lifestyle series such as Australia’s Best Backyards and Great Summer Ideas came next. She discovered a love for diving, working on Whit’s Walkabout filmed on the Great Barrier Reef, where she was featured swimming with sharks. Guest appearances on camera are too-many-to-mention, including game shows, children’s programs, lifestyle specials and telethons.
To add to her long list of credits Melanie Symons has also researched, scripted and presented local reports and world weather news for The Weather Channel. Melanie continues to build on her talents as an actor, and has appeared in prime time Australian soap opera Home and Away. She has played lead roles in pilots, short films and popular characters on children's television, while studying at acclaimed acting academies The Actor’s Centre, Screenwise and The Actor’s Pulse and she is currently with Ivana Chubbuck technique tutor Anthony Brandon Wong.
Regarded as a highly accomplished compere. Melanie is sought after as Master of Ceremonies for awards nights, corporate functions and on field for sporting events such as the Australian Wallabies Tour. Popular as a host of prestigious fashion launches too for clients like luxury department store David Jones. Melanie has also been cohost and the face of Fashions on the Field for the Australian Jockey Club for 5 years as well as celebrity host and stylist for shopping giant Westfield as part of their 'What's What' style campaign.
Multi-talented Melanie enjoys working in radio and is in continuous demand as a host and celebrity guest. Most recently on: NOVA Nights with Jabba and Mel, breakfast radio hosting with Jonesy on WSFM and Saturday Mornings with Rove, as well as voiceovers for radio advertisements.
Her great press coverage ranges from newspaper interviews to shoots in fashion glossies and gracing national magazine covers from FHM, Good Medicine and TV Week. A healthy lifestyle has also played a key role in Melanie’s press coverage including feature articles on fitness in Who Weekly, Cosmopolitan and Body & Soul.
Being fit is all part of the job and she maintains that looking good comes from feeling good. Melanie enjoys keeping active outdoors, staying healthy and strong with exercise like swimming, soft sand running, yoga, walking and tennis.
A committed charity supporter Melanie Symons looks forward to being a proud ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in 2009.
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