WIBF 2018 Featuring: Miriama Kamo
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.