Melodie Robinson is Head of Corporate Communications at SkyTV. and a well-known Kiwi sports journalist and presenter.
She played rugby union at international level – winning two world cups with New Zealand’s women’s team – the Black Ferns.
Playing blindside or openside flanker, she played in 18 tests with the Ferns from 1996 to 2002.
While playing rugby at the elite level she gained a BA from the University of Otago, as well as studying Journalism in Wellington. Her first work was in radio – working at the press gallery in Wellington covering politics.
Her obvious ability and passion for sports led her to become the online sports producer for Xtramsn.co.nz. While working at Xtra from 1998 to 2002 she produced innovative sports websites like allblacks.com and teamnewzealand.com.
Robinson moved on to Sky Sports in 2002, commentating and presenting for the Super 12 and NPC.
She is the regular host of Super Rugby and ITM Cup build ups, hosts the ANZ Championship and international netball build-ups, and is, of course, a regular on World Rugby's Women's Sevens Series as a commentator.
Recent feedback. Professional practice, rugby luncheon pre-AB V France Test.
"Melodie was amazing – such a great MC, she was so natural and engaging up there, so glad you recommended her! Everyone was really impressed and she got great feedback J it was refreshing to have a female MC as well!"