She’s just at ease with a hair straightener as she is with a hand drill. Zoë Brown is the fresh face and unofficial DIY-er greeting early risers on the Feel Good Breakfast Show – Expresso. Few know that her talents were not only discovered earlier this year during the televised Presenter Search on 3, but are the result of hard work and dedication that span over eight years.
The Cape Town native who moved to Durban in her early teens, Zoë has been mapping her trajectory to success from a young age, which started with being crowned 2nd Princess at the Miss SA Teen pageant in 2007 at the age of 17. In 2012, and whilst studying at Stellenbosch University, she cut her presenting teeth hosting the MFM campus radio graveyard shift between 03h00 and 06h00; very soon there after graduating to a weeknight show from 21h00 to midnight.
Radio became a driving force in Zoë’s life. She found herself at Cape Town-based radio station KFM in 2014 where she reported on the traffic on Rob Vember’s Drive Time show, and now hosts her own show Saturday afternoons between 14h00 and 18h00.
When not presenting, Zoë finds herself exploring: the outdoors, new restaurants, coffee shops, the best hiking trail. Never one to turn down a challenge, Zoë’s life can best be described as adventure-filled. From learning to horse ride for the first time to being asked to speak in front of a crowd of young students, no day is ever without its fair share of adventure and discoveries.
With a BA International Relations degree (2013) as well as a BA (Hon) in International Relations (2014) both from the University of Stellenbosch, Zoë believes that to affect a nation is to change a generation. Words she wants to carry through into a career that will enable her to focus on humanitarian issues; creating and sustaining strong, peaceful relationships between people and communities both on a local as well as an international level.