Jane Doyle

Seven News Presenter SA


Since 1989 Jane Doyle has presented South Australia’s number one rating television news service, Seven News.

Her media career began 25 years ago when she left the secure and relatively well paid job of schoolteacher for a newspaper cadetship on trivial money in a far north Queensland country town. Clearly things had to get better!

In 1981 Jane Doyle moved with her husband Ian, to Port Pirie where he had been appointed Rural Officer for ABC Radio. Jane was immediately employed part time on The Recorder newspaper and managed to convince ABC Radio to give her casual work as an announcer. So was born her love of electronic media.

Jane Doyle's husband’s transfer to Adelaide as a reporter on ABC TV’s Countrywide meant another career u-turn for Jane - back to print journalism, with a two and a half year stint as TV Week’s Adelaide Bureau Chief.

The radio bug had bitten however, and in 1986 Jane Doyle resigned from yet another secure position to take a six week contract with ABC Radio in Adelaide. That first contract led to a permanent position and a role as the chief morning newsreader for ABC Radio as well as many other journalistic and announcing roles.

In 1987 Jane Doyle was seduced by television, firstly as a relief news presenter and in 1988, she was appointment as the Monday to Friday reader for ABC TV in Adelaide. She left ABC in 1989 and has now spent 15 years as presenter of Adelaide’s Seven News.

Jane Doyle has won numerous Clear Speech Awards as the Best Television News Reader, is a patron of Surf Life Saving South Australia Inc and co-patron of the Adelaide Girls Choir. She is a member of the Management Committee of ASERNIP-S, the Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical, a division of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Jane is heavily in demand as an MC, guest speaker and facilitator for a broad range of corporate and charitable events.