The ‘Sunrise’ star shocks her co-host with a brutal swipe at Matt Doran on live TV – after the police were called when he went missing from a job
- Matt Doran’s co-host makes a snide comment live on air
- Comes after a high profile presenter disappeared at work
- He had covered the Hunter Valle wedding bus accident
A Sunrise presenter has brutally jabbed ailing presenter Matt Doran after he famously disappeared while on a work assignment.
Weekend presenter Sally Bowrey made the comment during a feature with Monique Wright shortly after Doran presented a feature on Channel Seven’s new headquarters on Sunday morning.
“I wonder if Matt will be back for the last 20 minutes of the show,” Wright asked.
Bowery joked back, saying, “I always wonder if Matt will come back,” she replied, laughing.
The loaded comment comes after Doran sparked a frantic police search after he disappeared while on a work assignment in the Hunter Valley in June.
Sunrise presenter Monique Wright was shocked by the comment
The star reporter had been sent to cover the wedding bus accident that killed ten people, but he did not show up for his shift at 5:30am on June 13.
Insiders said when producers went looking for Doran at his hotel in Singleton, there was a knock on his door when no one answered.
The high-profile crime reporter was last seen speaking to members of the Singleton community at a local football ground on Monday afternoon.
“He seemed distracted during the interview. He didn’t want to be there,” the source told Daily Mail Australia.
Locals had previously seen Doran leave the home of newly married couple Mitchell Gaffney and Maddy Edsell, whose wedding was at the heart of the tragedy.
Doran, 40, was seen running through the depths of the Martin Place studio during a segment on Monday while pausing to look into people’s lockers and women’s dressing rooms
When the reporter didn’t return calls, texts and emails ahead of his scheduled appearance on Tuesday’s Sunrise, a producer went to check on his hotel room.
Concerned colleagues contacted the police, who issued a missing persons alert.
Doran was eventually found at a nearby coffee shop and was quickly replaced by fellow on-air fellow Liam Tapper.
New South Wales Police told the Daily Mail Australia: “Today officers from Port Stephens Hunter Police District received an alert regarding the well being of a 40 year old man.”
“The officers conducted an investigation and a short time later found a man.” There are no further police measures.”
It is understood that Doran’s wife, Kendall Bora, an executive producer on the Nine’s Today show, suddenly left work and went in search of her husband.
The loaded comment comes after Doran sparked a frantic police search after he disappeared while on a work assignment in the Hunter Valley in June
Insiders have suggested several factors may have contributed to his troubling behavior. One suggests that Doran may have struggled with confronting the wedding bus tragedy.
Doran took several weeks of vacation after going missing in the Hunter Valley and reportedly spent time at home to “priority his health.”
He was replaced on Weekend Sunrise by fellow Michael Usher.
Doran, who began his career as a police reporter for the Herald Sun, joined Seven in 2017 after spending nearly eight years on Network Ten’s newsroom.
Two years later, he was promoted to his current role as co-host of Weekend Sunrise alongside Monique Wright, after sporadically filling in for weekday host David Koch.