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Melissa Hoyer

Melissa Hoyer

Melissa Hoyer has a passion for lifestyle, pop culture and style and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading commentators in print, online, on television and radio.

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Melissa has hosted many events for us, in stores and brings her expert knowledge, own sense of style and realistic attitude to the job. I couldn't recommend her any more highly.
Marketing Manager, David Jones


I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa Hoyer on numerous occasions over the last six (6) years employing her services in the role of MC, guest speaker and host of various industry events and workshops. Melissa's wealth of experience and depth of knowledge in the fashion arena sets her apart. She is extremely approachable and friendly while being the consummate professional. Could not recommend her more highly.
General Manager, Nikki Andrews Consulting


Melissa was absolutely amazing here in Dubai, she’s an absolute natural on the stage and was fantastic choice for our style workshops. The workshops are a brand new concept for us so there was a few nerves as to how they would go but everyone was so pleased with them; great turn out, great interaction from the audience, Melissa’s fashion knowledge and just overall good event. Great feedback from the business, clients and press.
Harvey Nicoles, Dubai


Her television presenting skills combined with her knowledge and experience of fashion, beauty and lifestyle subjects, is not only is a comfort to her interviewees subjects, but ensures her success when transitioning to the role of event MC. Melissa is always a front line consideration with any campaign requirement for clients at Worling Saunders.
CEO, Worling Saunders

Melissa Hoyer Travels from NSW
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Melissa Hoyer's Biography

As Entertainment Editor at Large for News.com.au, Melissa is also a regular commentator on style and pop culture issues for TV shows like The Morning Show, Sunrise, Weekend Sunrise and Today Tonight and is also part of the regular, nightly panel show on politics and current affairs, Paul Murray Live on Sky News.

Melissa has written for Grazia magazine; In Style; The Australian’s ‘s 'Media’ section; the Sun-Herald newspaper, Mediaweek and is the contributing online editor for magazine Procter & Gamble, Rouge (www.rougemag.com.au) and has her own lifestyle and pop culture blog at http://melissahoyer.com/. Melissa was also the features, fashion and social editor on both the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs in Sydney.

Melissa also is the regular social/lifestyle/pop culture commentator on 2DayFM's Kyle and Jackie O show, also shooting videos for the Austereo and 2dayfm website.

She is often speaking or MC-ing at numerous events, including the opening of the Westfield City store in Sydney and the Westfield online launch, the Smirnoff and Chambord fashion awards, the Marie Claire beauty awards, the Brisbane Fashion Festival and was guest style blogger for TV1 Australia’s SAG awards campaign for 2012.

Melissa has spoken at Jigsaw, Sportscraft, Tommee Tippee, Alannah Hill, Coles, Wella, Clairol, MYER and Max Factor launch events, Proctor & Gamble beauty seminars; has hosted events on behalf of the Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Autumn Carnival and was part of the Foxtel on-air team who presented the recent New Year’s Eve live TV event that featured Culture Club, the Pet Shop Boys and Jamiraquai.

More recently, she has been engaged to give talks around the country to female-skewed executive and personal assistants about the highlights of her career (so far) with a particular focus on balancing the work and motherhood mix.

Whilst style, lifestyle and pop culture are her passions, sport is another. Melissa was an ambassador for the Waratahs rugby team; and is a true staple when it comes to attending and reporting on the Magic Millions Carnival held each year on the Gold Coast. Even JEEP Australia flew her to the United States to ‘drive’ the harrowing Rubicon Trail in a bid to involve more women in 4W-Driving!

Melissa was the 2009-2010 ‘style’ expert for the Pantene advertising campaign and created the on-air commentary look for Foxtel’s Olympics coverage in Vancouver.

Melissa also wrote and co-produced (with Mushroom Pictures and the Film Finance Commission) two TV documentaries for the Nine Network, one on the history of lingerie titled ‘Next to Nothing’ and the other, a history of swimwear, called ‘Nothing to Hide’.

Melissa hosted Arena Style on Foxtel's Arena, a series she co-hosted with Australian designer Jodhi Meares and has been guest judge on Foxtel fashion reality shows like Project Runway and Australia’s Next Top Model. Melissa also created; executive produced and presented Fox Fashion, the first locally produced fashion and beauty-oriented show on Australian screens, co-hosting a series of the show with Hugh Jackman.

Melissa also worked with Crown Lager judging the best dressed men at the Brownlow medal count and was style advisor to the Crossroads fashion chain (part of the Specialty Fashion Group which encompasses Katies, Miller's and the Queens's Park stable of stores.)

With her free-air-television and cable TV work, Melissa has interviewed the likes of Elle Macpherson, Naomi Campbell, Cate Blanchett, Miranda Kerr, Mischa Barton, Paris Hilton, Nicole Kidman, Linda Evangelista, Sarah O'Hare and Megan Gale, all for Foxtel, while she was the number one style commentator for the subscription network.

Melissa has also interviewed popular culture figures as diverse as Ian Thorpe, Jennifer Aniston, Tommy Hilfiger, Rachel Zoe, Sarah Ferguson, Russell Crowe, Collette Dinnigan, Helena Christensen, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Hawkins, Jade Jagger, Marc Newson, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Dahl as well as most designers in Australia and players on the society and beauty circuit.

Melissa co-hosted the Sydney episode of the international TV style series, Fashion Avenue, with British model Jodie Kidd and was the on-air stylist on the Network Ten show, The X Factor, working with Judge John Reid, who managed Elton John and Queen.

As well as her knowledge of Australian fashion designers and trends, Melissa has covered the Paris and Milan fashions shows as well as the Oscars and the Emmy awards in Los Angeles, reporting on red carpet trends and celebrities.

Melissa was the fashion and style director and columnist at the News Limited newspaper group, her widely read columns and opinion pieces encompassed everything that was happening in the celebrity, fashion, beauty and style worlds and on the society circuit, thus cementing her brand name and expertise in the media business.

With her no-nonsense, down-to-earth and witty approach to style and pop culture, Melissa has proved a popular communicator in all avenues of the media. From the traditional areas of media to the new, Melissa has made sure she knows the nuances of digital media and of course, is Twitter and Facebook savvy. Melissa’s philanthropic work is satisfied with involvement in and hosting various fundraising events for the Sydney Children’s Hospital; the Prince of Wales Hospital; the Black Tie for Breast Cancer fundraiser; Dress for Success; MS awareness; the Cancer Foundation and the ‘For a Cure’ Foundation, raising funds for stem cell research in the hope of curing cancer.

Prior to her move into the media, Melissa worked in the marketing and public relations department for Myer (then Grace Bros) while completing her media studies.


Speaking Topics Include

  • Change is Great!
  • Fashion Expert
  • Pop Culture
  • The Rise and Power of Social Media
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Balancing career and family