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Crime Watch Daily, a new one hour syndicated show being launched nationally in September, on Tuesday named Matt Doran as host.
Doran, an Australian journalist, will be joined by correspondents Michelle Sigona, Andrea Isom and Jason Mattera.
The show is being produced by Telepictures and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Television. It will be carried on 29 Tribune stations in major U.S. cities. Affiliate stations will also contribute content to the show.
Doran began his career as a police and crime reporter in his native Australia for the Melbourne Herald Sun. He then earned notice as a crime reporter for Australia’s network Ten News.
Doran says Crime Watch Daily “is the show I’ve long hoped for – it’s gritty and gripping but unlike anything viewers might expect in the crime TV space. What appealed most was the integrity of the show’s creators. My work on a similar program in Australia was among the most rewarding of my career – our stories helped police catch dozens of dangerous criminals wanted for offenses including sexual assault, drug trafficking and murder.”
The show’s creator and executive producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey said they searched the globe for the right host: “Matt may be a new face to American viewers, but Down Under, he’s a huge name in news. I like to say Matt is what you’d get if you crossed David Muir with John Walsh. He lives and breathes crime.”
Sigona, who has covered the Drew Peterson trial and specializes in missing persons, has credits including America’s Most Wanted, CBS News’ 48 Hours and Investigation Discovery’s Deadline Crime.
Isom covered the crime beat for Fox for ten years and hosted the series On The Edge.
Mattera is an author, was editor of Human Events magazine and hosted a talk show on ABC radio in New York. He has also been a frequent guest on Fox News.
The other executive producers are Jeremy Spiegel and Scott Eldridge.
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