Award winning journalist, Miriama Kamo is the new presenter of TV ONE’s flagship current affairs programme, Sunday, which returns in its prime-time slot at the end of the month.
Miriama has spent the last six years presenting and reporting on 20/20 and returns to Sunday after working as a reporter on the show between 2002-2005. During that time she won the prestigious Best Current Affairs Reporter gong at the Qantas Media Awards in 2005 for her investigation into alleged abuses at Porirua Hospital in the 1960’s and 70’s.
“I’m looking forward to being back with the team that I started my career with at TVNZ,” says Miriama.
“Sunday is a programme of great prestige and quality, and it’s a privilege to be working alongside journalists and craftspeople the country trusts and whom I admire greatly.”
John Hudson , Janet McIntyre and Ian Sinclair all return as correspondents on Sunday in 2011.
“It’s an incredibly impressive line-up of talent – it’s an outstanding programme with an enviable reputation for first-in-class journalism,” says TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery.
“Evidence of that is the multitude of awards the programme and the individual journalists, producers, editors and camera operators who have worked on it have won.”
Miriama was planning to travel and work in Germany this year until she was offered one of the most sought after current affairs roles in New Zealand.
“I’m delighted that Miriama has decided to take up this opportunity, it’s testament to the integrity and prestige of Sunday and its journalism”, says Flannery.
Miriama says the decision to stay was easy:
“I couldn’t pass up the offer to front a world-class current affairs programme in my own country”, she says.
Miriama will also present the weekend edition of TVNZ 7’s hour long evening bulletin, News at 8.
She says she’s looking forward to getting her teeth into some of the important stories Sunday will cover in 2011.
“It’s a big year for news and current affairs in NZ. We’re trying to recover from a recession, an earthquake, and a mining tragedy.
“ We’re grappling with how to hold on to what matters to us as kiwis while dealing with the realities of an open world economy and, at the same time, we continue to struggle with the challenges of biculturalism.
“Plus, we’re looking forward to the Rugby World Cup, and an upcoming election. These events focus our attention on the challenges, arguments, and triumphs we face as a nation, and how we relate to each other everyday.
“ I’m looking forward to being a part of a programme that brings light to these issues, and tells the real and personal stories of kiwis”, says Miriama.
Sunday returns to TV ONE at 7:30pm on the 27th of February.
To catch up on Sunday episodes please follow this link