Former TEN journalist, Matt Doran, who hosts Crime Watch Daily for US syndication has signed with Foxtel.
Crime Watch Daily will air five nights a week at 9;30pm on FOX8 from March 6. The show investigates unsolved murders, undercover investigations and acts of crime caught on video.
LA-based Doran will also return to Australia to host the third season of Crimes that Shook Australia on Foxtel’s crime + investigation channel, exploring some of Australia’s most shocking crimes with interviews and dramatic reconstructions.
Matt Doran said: “There’s something really special and enduring about being involved, even in a small way, in the resolution a criminal investigation. With the help of an alert public, we’re seeing astonishing results; ending the anguish for families otherwise stalled in grief. That’s the power of journalism, the power of Crime Watch Daily – we’re working closely with police to solve national mysteries, we’re breathing life into cold cases and mobilising armchair detectives across America. In my 15 years covering crime stories around the world, I’ve grown increasingly in awe of the police methodology in bringing criminals to justice. I’m thrilled Crime Watch Daily now has an Australian home for viewers to enjoy on Foxtel.
“I’m also looking forward to returning to Australia later in the year, to start production on the new season of Foxtel’s Crimes that Shook Australia. I’m an emphatic fan of this show, which is giving the red-hot crime documentary genre a fresh, authentic perspective. Viewers are given a rare insight into police strategy, and more importantly, the lasting impact of crime on Australian families. The show has an integrity and sensitivity that I think sets it apart from competitors in this space.”
Matt Doran is best known as the former national news and morning show anchor with Network TEN, where he regularly interviewed the biggest names in Australian politics, crime, media, sports and business. He has also hosted the The Project and anchored on-scene coverage of international stories including the Japanese tsunami, the “Bali 9” executions in Indonesia and the deadly earthquakes in New Zealand. His hard hitting and often personal investigations have taken him around the globe – from feuding drug gangs in Buenos Aires to the secret world of human organ brokers in Southeast Asia and exclusive covert investigations on human trafficking and child slavery in the Philippines and Myanmar.