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Mel McLaughlin grew up loving sport. From soccer to netball, touch football and cricket, Mel has been watching and playing sport since she could walk.

A career in media began for Mel at Radio 2 in Sydney, where she worked as a producer for four years.

Mel's next move was to SBS, where she landed a producing and reporting role on a new football show. At the same time, Mel was offered a position at Sky Sports to produce and report for their sports team. This was the beginning of her commentary and hosting career.

In 2007, Mel joined Fox Sports as a key member of their A-League team as a host and reporter for the coverage of their Socceroos matches and the Hyundai A-League.

During her time at Fox, Mel reported on world-class sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup 2003, Netball, Cricket and the Australian Open Tennis. She also interviewed the likes of David Beckham, Greg Norman and Alan Shearer.

In 2013, Mel joined Network Ten adding hosting the KFC T20 Big Bash League and XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia to her list of achievements.

Mel has grown up as a huge cricket fan and lists Shane Warne and Steve Waugh amongst her favourite sportsmen of all time.

She can't wait to line up again for the Big Bash alongside the likes of Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh, Damien Fleming and Sir Viv Richards.

Follow Mel on twitter: @Mel_Mclaughlin
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