Melody Horrill has more than twenty five years' worth of broadcast media and public relations experience. In December 2013, she left the 7 network where she worked as a features journalist and week day weather presenter for 10 years. Melody made the bold decision to leave SA and move to Darwin to seek new horizons. She then started up Monsoon Media, a boutique media and PR consultancy, which now boasts clients in Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia.
Previously, Melody worked for the Ten Network as a features journalist and documentary producer. She wrote produced and presented three one hour, and one 30 minute documentary that aired on the Network. One of her documentaries was selected by CNN, which offered her the unique opportunity to travel to America and present her work to a worldwide audience. Melody stayed in Atlanta for a month, presenting her documentary, producing stories and anchoring an international news service.
Prior to joining Ten she worked for Channel 9, the ABC and Central Television as a journalist.
Melody was also co-host of Australia's first ever wine show, aired on the Ten Network.
Her journey into journalism began after she left a full time PR job to start the Australian Dolphin Research Foundation to raise awareness about Adelaide's unique dolphin population. Her advocacy and media work resulted in the formation of Australia’s first dolphin sanctuary.
During that time she also worked for an organisation which developed the world’s first speed hump made from recycled shampoo bottles...the "Hardy Bar" is still used on South Australian roads. Melody was also responsible for writing a children's book about recycling, which was distributed to PrimR Schools across South Australia.
Melody was forced to leave school at 16 due to violent family circumstances, and supported herself, choosing to finish her year 12 at night school between jobs. She then completed a BA degree in Communications and a Certificate in Public Relations.
She passionately believes anyone can overcome adversity and achieve success with the right mindset. She has won numerous awards, including Best Weather Presenter, KESAB Environment Award and Archbishops Media Award. She was also the only SA Finalist in the 2013 National Voiceless Awards.