Zoë Brown is one of the friendly faces that gets South Africa out of bed every morning on the award winning breakfast show, Expresso. We caught up with her to see what she gets up to in Cape Town when she has time in her busy schedule.
Q: What has been your top 3 experiences as a TV host & Radio presenter in South Africa?
A: Choosing only 3 is tough.
#1 – Waking up at the crack of dawn to ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey. I saw the sun rise with about 50 other hot air balloons in the sky.
#2 – I was sent to Berlin to interview Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld from Pitch Perfect 3. I only had a total of 5 minutes for the interview
#3 – I love doing DIY. I got to meet Tim Leatherman. The man who invented the multitools and knives – and he gave me a signed leatherman!
Q: What are your 3 best experiences in Cape Town as a city?
#1 – The hiking trails… there are so many!
#2 – Our vibrant markets (Mojo, Hout Bay Market, Granger Bay market)
#3 – Food! We have world-class cuisine
Q: If you had to tell a tourist to go for one activity on his last day in Cape Town, which one would it be?
A: I would encourage them to go for a hike around (not up) Lion’s Head. It is an easy walk (about an hour) and you get the most spectacular 360-degree view of the Mother City. It’s breathtaking and free!
Q: What is your advice to upcoming kids looking to make a career via Television?
A: TV is a tough industry to break into. I would encourage those interested to find their passion and to fully embrace it. Pursue many things that you’re interested in, and that can always be translated to into your TV career. Become a jack-of-all-trades.
Q: What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
A: I still suffer from it. I’m guilty of self-doubting myself. It’s been my constant motivation to review and push myself to always make sure I do my absolute best. Today I’m much better at it!
Q: What's the one thing you'd like to achieve in 2018?
A: I want more adventure and balance. I hope to find that in both my personal life and work life.
Q: What is your biggest passion in life?
A: My biggest passion is children. It feels like our children are growing up too fast, and my wish is to preserve their innocence for as long as possible. In order to affect the nation, we need to change the generation.