HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: Chris Gayle of the Melbourne Renegades acknowledges the fans after a scoring 41 runs off just 15 balls during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Renegades at Blundstone Arena on January 4, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Channel 10 sports reporter Mel McLaughlin has spoken for the first time since her interview with Chris Gayle, which has divided the public.

Speaking to Channel 10 news on Tuesday night, McLaughlin said she simply wants to move on from the incident.

"I don't really want to be the subject of such conversations, I like just going about my business and doing my job," she told Channel 10 news tonight.

"(It's) definitely a good thing people are talking ...we want equality, we always want equality.

"I've always felt in my career I've felt nothing but respect.

"Of course you don't expect to get that answer (from Gayle).

"(It's) a little bit disappointing .. because it just doesn't happen normally."

Gayle was fined $10,000 by the Melbourne Renegades for his flirtatious comments during last night's Big Bash coverage.