Miriama Kamo

Miriama Kamo
Broadcaster, Facilitator, Host, Journalist, Live Commentating, MC, Panelist, Political Commentator, Presenter, Speaker, TV Presenter
Art, Culture and the Arts, DIY, Entertaining, Environmental, Fashion, Film, Food and Wine, Health and Lifestyle, Inspirational, Politics, Travel
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Award winning journalist Miriama Kamo grew up in South Brighton, Christchurch. Of Ngai Tahu and Ngati Mutunga descent (from her father) and Scottish/Irish (from her mother) - she grew up with a love of story-telling which steered her towards journalism.

This saw her enroll in a three-year journalism course at the NZ Broadcasting School in Christchurch. Shortly after graduating, she promptly landed her first job in television as a reporter and presenter on Get Real - a science and discovery show for children.

A year later she moved to Wellington, and began work as a reporter on TV3's Sunday with Mike Hosking (later to become Backch@t with Bill Ralston). Miriama stayed on with Backch@t for almost three years.

Australia's sunny shores called to Miri, who then moved to Sydney - taking a short break from television. After disastrous experiences working as a receptionist at an advertising agency, a trainee typesetter and a waitress - she returned home, accepting a presenter role on TVNZ's Sunday.

During her three year stint, she won the prestigious Best Current Affairs Reporter gong at the Qantas Media Awards in 2005.

Miriama then spent an impressive six years manning the hull of TVNZ's popular current affairs show 20/20, before eventually returning to TVNZ’s Sunday as a correspondent and anchor. She has also presented for current affairs programme Marae and lifestyle show Kiwi Living.

As an MC Miriama’s natural warmth, professionalism and poise shines through allowing guests and organisers to relax and enjoy any event. She's bubbly and engaging, with an infectious and ready smile.

“Miriama twice co-hosted the World Class New Zealand Awards for us. The awards recognise significant achievements by an individual in business, science and academia and they attract the elite of New Zealand. We always knew that Miri would be the ultimate professional and she didn’t disappoint. What really impressed us though, was her passion for the Awards and the winners. She did her homework and obviously knew more about the winners than we provided in our briefings. Miriama’s style is relaxed yet she is always in control of the stage. I highly recommend her as an MC and presenter.”
Terri (Verve)

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