In 2013, Melissa Doyle left Sunrise and returned to her newsroom roots.
It was a move that would lead her to one of the biggest days of her career.
On December 15, 2014, Doyle was supposed to be reading the 6pm news on Channel Seven.
Instead, she found herself being evacuated from the network’s Martin Place headquarters as a lone gunman, Man Haron Monis, took hold of the Lindt Cafe across the road.
Doyle then had to anchor the network’s news coverage as the siege situation unfolded.
The 48-year-old told Jordan Baker at Stellar, that was the day everything she’d learnt over her long media career fell into place and she felt an enormous responsibility to get it right.