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Television broadcaster Melissa Porter is best known for BBC lifestyle and property shows such as “Get a New Life”, “Escape to the Country”, “Country File: The Summer Diaries” and “Put Your Money Where Your House Is”
2007 will see Melissa filming two new series: “Escape to the Country” and “Country File: The Summer Diaries” both re-commissioned by the BBC for broadcast in 2007. She is also presenting new segments on travel, relocation and buying property for Barclaycard on GMTV in February 2007.
Property shows presented by Melissa include “To Buy or Not to Buy” (BBC1), “Escape to the Country” (BBC2), “Put Your Money Where Your House Is” (BBC1), and “Fly To Buy” (UKTV).
Melissa’s lifestyle shows include the BBC2 primetime series “Get a New Life” building on her own experiences in industry, “Country File: The Summer Diaries” (BBC1), and “Summer Live” and “Christmas Live” for UKTV.
Born in Cheshire of Italian-Czech parentage, Melissa grew up with house renovation as her parents moved from one property project to the next. She graduated in retail marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University and worked in marketing and property relocation before being spotted…
As a writer and property expert, Melissa has written for the Mail on Sunday, Moneywise, Homes Overseas, CityAM and Yahoo. Corporate work includes the B&Q Recognition Awards and property exhibitions such as BBC Good Homes, Invest in Property and Viva Espana.
Melissa enjoys sport, particularly tennis, motoring, sailing and skiing, both water-skiing and black runs on snow. She is a patron of the British Thyroid Association and supports the work of sailing charity Kids Company.