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Andy Maher

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Damien Fleming

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Kevin Pietersen

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Mark Howard

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Mark Waugh

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Mel Mclaughlin

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Mel McLaughlin

Host

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. 

After graduating university with a Bachelor of Science, Mel started her media career at Radio 2 in Sydney. Their local sports coverage attracted Mel to the station where she worked as a producer for four years.

Mel’s next move came about at an A-League game in Sydney after a conversation with a guest led her to a producing and reporting role on a new SBS football program. At the same time, Mel received an offer from Sky News to produce and report for their sports team. During this period Mel was asked to present on-air, hence 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 season.

During her time at Fox, Mel had the privilege of reporting from world-class sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup in 2003, Netball, Cricket and the Australian Open Tennis, and has interviewed the likes of David Beckham, Greg Norman and Alan Shearer.

Mel has grown up as a huge cricket fan and lists Shane Warne and Steve Waugh amongst her favourite sportsmen of all time. In 2013, Mel joined Network Ten to host the KFC T20 Big Bash League alongside the likes of Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh, Damien Fleming and Sir Viv Richards.

In February 2014, off the back of the KFC T20 Big Bash League, Mel hosted the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, before jetting back to Melbourne for the 2014 Formula One Australian Grand Prix and the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships on TEN.

In June, she headed to Brazil as TEN’s correspondent for the World Cup before jetting across to Europe to host the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, continuing what has been a hectic but exciting year for her with TEN Sport.

Follow Mel on twitter: @Mel_Mclaughlin

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