Jane Doyle has presented Adelaide’s No. 1 Seven News in Adelaide since 1989.
Jane’s media career began more than 30 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. Clearly things had to get better!
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 the Adelaide Bureau Chief for TV Week magazine.
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 reporting and announcing roles.
In 1987 Jane was seduced by television, firstly as a relief news presenter, and then in 1988 was appointed the Monday to Friday reader for ABC TV in Adelaide.
Jane left Aunty in 1989 and has now spent almost 26 years working for South Australia’s number one television news service – Seven News.
Jane is Chair of Carclew, South Australia’s only multi-art form and cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for people aged 26 and under. Jane is also co-patron of the Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia, and is in constant demand as an MC and guest speaker at many charitable and corporate events.
Privately, Jane has a passion for her husband Ian, son Henry, gardening, cooking, eating and drinking, theatre, music and travel – all easily accommodated in the great state of South Australia.