Jane Doyle is one of Adelaide’s biggest names when it comes to news.
She has been welcomed into South Australian homes for decades and it is fair to say she has become one the most trusted journalists in television today, alongside co-host, John Riddell.
And today will mark her 30th year reading the news to the people of Adelaide, with her first ever 7NEWS bulletin broadcasted on August 28t, 1989.
With nearly 40 years of experience as a print, radio and television journalist, her media career began with a cadetship at a newspaper in far north Queensland in 1980, before moving to SA with her husband to work for The Recorder newspaper in Port Pirie and ABC Radio station 5CK as a casual announcer until 1983.
Jane then returned to print journalism with a two-and-a-half-year stint as TV Week’s Adelaide Bureau Chief before joining ABC Adelaide in 1986 working in radio and television. She then made the big move to the Seven Network in 1989.
7NEWS Adelaide News Director, Chris Salter, says, “Not a day goes by when Jane doesn’t bring her A game, her professionalism is second to none.
“Jane is far more than a newsreader, she’s the matriarch of the newsroom – a friend and mentor to so many.”
7NEWS continues to be Adelaide’s number one news service, with this year marking the news organisation’s 19th consecutive year at the top of the charts. In March, it also clocked up a stunning 500 successive weeks at No. 1, cementing their place as the longest running victory for any news bulletin in Adelaide.
“At a time when news comes from more sources than ever, Jane and John bring experience, trust and credibility. It’s why more people are switching to 7NEWS,” Salter says.
There is no denying the wide success of Jane’s career and 30 years at the news desk is something to be highly commended. Congratulations Jane!