Foxtel today announced it has signed award winning international news correspondent, and crime journalist, Matt Doran.

Matt will be seen five nights a week from March as host of a new investigative series, “Crime Watch Daily” and later in the year, as anchor of the highly successful, “Crimes That Shook Australia.”

To begin weeknights at 9.30pm from March 6, FOX8 will premiere ‘Crime Watch Daily’. The new one-hour show investigates all aspects of the U.S. criminal world. From unsolved murders to must-see mysteries, undercover investigations to shocking acts of crime caught on video, the series uncovers the stories happening in America and turns them into international headlines.

In addition to ‘Crime Watch Daily’, Matt will host the third season of ‘Crimes that Shook Australia’ on Foxtel’s crime + investigation channel. Through gripping interviews and dramatic reconstructions, the critically-acclaimed documentary series explores the details and events leading up to some of Australia’s most shocking crimes, and its enduring effect on the national consciousness.

From his base in Los Angeles, 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.