Vaughan Smith has worked in the radio industry for more than a decade. His name is synonymous with his lovable co-hosts Carl Fletcher & Megan Sellers, who he shares the hosting duties with for ZM's Breakfast Show.
Prior to his post at ZM, Vaughan came from the then-top nationwide Drive Show on The Edge FM - taking out the 'Best Non-Breakfast Show' award at the NZ Radio Awards multiple times. Vaughan is a true creative, with bold ideas and the ability to turn them into reality. He thinks outside of the box - and with his natural knack for shining the light on life's funny moments, makes him a fabulous person to work with.
Dabbling in TV projects as well, Vaughan has featured on many comedy shows, such as Best Bits and 7 Days - and more recently, his brainchild MEDIASCRAP has gone live to critical acclaim.
Vaughan is infamous for his hilarious social content, his huge social following is a testament to that.
It's no surprise that Vaughan is also an exceptional public speaker and highly engaging MC - certainly someone who makes a night impossible to forget.
A skilled writer, Vaughan's pieces have been published on a variety of online platforms. He also starred in web series Critic & the Pig, where he & co-star Josh Thompson would review new eating establishments. And occasionally you might find Vaughan entering colouring in competitions under the name of his children in an attempt to win prizes.
Born and raised in the Waikato, he now lives in West Auckland with his wife, two daughters, a dog (some sort of 'oodle) & his 11-year-old rescue cat that cost him the grand total of $48.
You can take the man out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the man - and Vaughan is no exception. He lives for the grassier side of life, and enjoys taking his young family to his parent’s Waikato dairy farm. Funnily enough, his work emulates a dairy farmer's hours, waking up at 4am to tend to his ZM Breakfast show herd.
A Pisces, and self-proclaimed eco-geek, Vaughan loves gardening, family, travel & comedy.