Jane Doyle is one of Adelaide’s most experienced and respected television news readers, having begun her career with Seven News in 1989. She now has 20 years experience as a print, radio and television journalist.
Jane’s media career started when she left the secure and relatively well paid job of schoolteacher for a newspaper cadetship in a far north Queensland country town.
In 1981 Jane 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 the electronic media.
Ian’s transfer to Adelaide as a reporter on ABC TV’s Countrywide meant another career u-turn for Jane. She returned to print journalism, with a two and a half year stint as TV Week’s Adelaide Bureau Chief.
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.
However the lure of television was too strong and in 1987 Jane took on the role as a relief news presenter for ABC TV. This was followed in 1988 as the Monday to Friday news reader for the ABC in Adelaide
Jane left the ABC in 1989 to join Graeme Goodings on Seven News. Jane and Graeme helped make Seven News Adelaide's most watched news bulletin and one of the most successful ever news programs.
Jane is highly respected and much sought after for her work as an MC, guest speaker, facilitator and interviewer at corporate and community events large and small.