Media presenter and reporter Melissa Davies has been bringing the news to television with an extensive media career, now working at Newshub.
Television: From breakfast programmes to the 6 o’clock news, she’s travelled the globe covering everything from court cases in Tokyo for the Sea Shepherd's Pete Bethune who’d been captured by a Japanese whaling ship, to the fiscal crisis and protests in Athens.
She’s covered the London 2012 Olympics and the Rio 2016 Olympics, Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. She was also the Newshub correspondent in Bermuda for the 2017 America’s Cup.
She’s reported on royal weddings and the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (meeting the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla along the way) but Melissa names her two career highlights however, as covering the centenary of the Gallipoli landings and the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
She’s spoken with celebrities including One Direction, Usher, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson and more.
MC work: A professional and personable host and presenter, Melissa’s stories of her work as a news correspondent are fascinating and engaging, making her ideal for all types of special and corporate events.
Melissa is a real professional who engaged with our event and delivered in a super friendly down-to-earth way. She used her media and personal skills/knowledge to add real value to our lunch ... keep reading - she was more than an MC as she had her own story to tell, had researched well and then bought it altogether in a cohesive package with our other two exceptional speakers that was received well by the audience. Kapiti Chamber of Commerce
Melissa was amazing, very professional and friendly. Melissa had to deal with a few curve balls on the evening and dealt with it all without issue! If I needed an MC again, Melissa would be my ‘go to’ person!
Melissa is a delight to work with, and easily assimilated into the role with a clear understanding of the complexities of our business.