- Fluent in Te Reo
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.
Recently Miriama Kamo was the MC for the Lion New Zealand National Sales and Marketing Awards held at the cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch. Miriama was a wonderful MC. She was stunningly presented and extremely well prepared, articulate and funny. This was an internal event with personal stories and ‘in jokes’ shared and was quite emotional at times. Miriama was highly engaged all evening showing authentic interest in our company and people’s stories.