Jane Doyle has presented Channel Seven News in Adelaide for 20 years
Her media career began over 20 years ago when she left the secure and relatively well-paid job of schoolteacher for a newspaper cadetship on trivial money 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. Back to print journalism, with a two and a half year stint as TV Week’s Adelaide Bureau Chief.
The radio bug had bitten however, and in 1986 Jane resigned from yet another secure and relatively well-paid position to take a six-week contract with ABC Radio in Adelaide.
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.
In 1987 Jane was seduced by television, firstly as a relief news presenter and in 1988 appointment as the Monday to Friday reader for ABC TV in Adelaide.
She left the ABC in 1989 and has now spent 20 years working for South Australia’s number one news and current affairs television station - Seven News
In 2005 Jane joined radio station 1395 5AA as breakfast newsreader. She joins veteran broadcasters Keith Conlon, John Kinneally and Jon Blake each weekday on the number one breakfast radio programme in Adelaide.
Privately, Jane has a passion for her husband, her teenage year son Henry, gardening, cooking, eating and drinking, theatre and music – all easily accommodated in the great state of South Australia!
Jane is an experienced and sought after host and MC of many corporate events in South Australia.