Doyle will no longer anchor Seven’s weekend news, with that role being given to Usher upon news of his appointment.
In a statement, the Seven Network outlined their excitement for having Usher on board, and that Doyle’s removal from that post will give her more opportunity to explore a greater depth of stories on Sunday Night.
“This is a major appointment for Sunday Night and for Mel. It allows her to give 100 per cent commitment and time to Sunday Night as it continues to grow as Australia’s number one public affairs program. With the experienced team behind her, this will be an exciting new horizon for Mel and I’m sure she will excel,” the network said.