Mel McLaughlin Biography
Mel McLaughlin is an Australian sports anchor working for 7News as a weekday night sports anchor alongside anchor Mark Ferguson and meteorologist David Brown. She joined the 7News in Sydney in March 2016, after previously working for Fox Sports.
While McLaughlin worked at Fox Sports, she served as the host of association football shows such as; Fox Sports FC, Kick Off, and Indian Super League, and was often seen on Fox Sports News. She is an important part of the Seven’s Cricket broadcast team alongside Ricky Ponting, and in 2016, she was part of the station’s Olympic Games broadcast team. Over the years, Mel has covered a number of big starting events on the world stage such as; the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Olympic Winter Games, Big Bash Cricket, and FIFA World Cup. In addition, sports run through her blood as she enjoys; rugby league, football, netball, cricket, and everything in between.
Sydney’s west is her native home and her love and interest in sports began at a very young age as she was brought up in a football-mad family. She attended St Andrew’s Primary School and later joined St John Paul II Catholic College where she earned a Bachelor of Science. Later on, McLaughlin secured her first job in the media industry at Sydney’s Radio 2 where she served as a sports producer. She also worked for SBS where she was a producer and reporter for the football program, Football Stars of Tomorrow. Furthermore, she then joined Sky News, serving as a reporter, producer, and host of the network’s football coverage across the Socceroos, A-League, and the English Premier League.
Mel McLaughlin Salary
McLaughlin earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Mel McLaughlin Net Worth
McLaughlin has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a sports anchor.
Mel McLaughlin Age
McLaughlin was born on September 3, 1979, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is 43 years old as of 2022, and she celebrates her birthday on the 3rd of September every year.
Mel McLaughlin Height and Weight
McLaughlin stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall. However, information about her weight will be updated when available.
Mel McLaughlin Family
McLaughlin’s mother is an Anglo-Indian native while her father is English and he migrated to Australia in 1978. She had a sister who she lost to lung cancer and to promote awareness for the disease, she is an ambassador for the Lung Foundation Australia.
Mel McLaughlin Husband
McLaughlin was previously married to Australian actor Luke Panic from 2012 to 2014 when they had their divorce for reasons not known to the public. However, while they were together they were not blessed with children. As of the moment, she is in a relationship with Ashley Westwood, who is a former British footballer who she began dating in 2015.
Mel McLaughlin Social Media Platform
McLaughlin is very active on her Twitter and Instagram pages. She has 102k followers on Twitter and 61k followers on Instagram.