MEET YOUR HOSTS
Over the past six years, South Africans have had the pleasure of starting and ending their weekdays in very good company. From delivering early morning entertainment and lifestyle news on national television, to up-to- minute drive time traffic reports on regional radio, Zoë Brown has been an exciting part of many a daily routine.
On weekdays between 06h00 to 09h00, you can catch South Africa's sweetheart as a cohost on Expresso. She secured a coveted spot on the breakfast show team after winning the televised Presenter Search on 3. Over five years on the popular SABC 3 show, Zoë not only continues to reserve a sweet spot in many a South African heart, but also has the honour of interviewing icons and celebrities – both locally and internationally – and travels the globe in search of adventures.
Furthermore, Zoë is the award-winning drive time traffic presenter on The Flash Drive on KFM with Carl Wastie weekdays from 15h00 to 19h00. A position which saw her win the Liberty Radio Traffic Presenter of the Year Award in 2019.
Carl Wastie’s Expresso journey started by chance in 2009 when the Breakfast show he was on broadcasted live concurrently with the show from 6 to 9am. From there he became part of the family doing inserts like Couch Potato before creating a Youth insert on the show called Expresso AMPD. After being a stand-in for a few years, he is now a fully-fledged part of the Presenter team adding his Mohawk and energy to your Feel Good Breakfast Show.
While still doing radio in the Afternoon from 3 to 7pm, Carl is also an accomplished corporate and event MC as well as a Freelance Creative, specializing in Concept creation and copywriting. When he is not working, Carl is an amateur chef, braai master, a Footballer, Fifa player and a family man who is a self-proclaimed Board game aficionado.
Ryle De Morny
Not only is he the fitness guru on Mzansi’s feel-good breakfast show, Expresso, but actor Ryle De Morny, well known for his role in local Netflix series “Blood & Water”, is also a Lifesaving World Champion and holds the title of “The Fastest Man On Sand” after winning two gold medals at the world championships for beach sprinting.
With an unbridled passion for all things fitness, Ryle runs his own companies which specialises in creating customized gym equipment for athletes and training programs for all facets of the sporting world. He also started a hiking club that allows people to explore the beauty of SA.
Graeme Richards is a presenter, actor, model, writer and entertainment entrepreneur, doing a lot in the space where production and online media connect.
On the back of nearly two decades of on-camera experience with SABC Sport, SABC1 and SABC3 and countless other live productions like Miss SA, before joining the Expresso family he was one of the anchors of E-TV’s breakfast news show Sunrise. Over and above the few local cameo roles his schedule has allowed, Graeme has also starred in a handful of feature films, having to pack on a few kilo's of muscle for the internationally released Starship Troopers: Marauders.
Graeme is involved as a creative writer, presenter, producer and online strategist in a number of current television projects and a Martial Artist himself, very much affiliated with the Martial Arts Entertainment boom here in SA.
28-year old businessman Thabiso Makhubela is originally from Hammanskraal and has completed a postgraduate degree in Business Project Management at the University of Cape Town.
A true entrepreneur at his core, Thabiso runs his own brand consultancy business in the heart of Jozi & is the chairman of the youth chapter at the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa.
In his spare time, Thabiso enjoys an evening at the theatre or feeding his adventurous soul by skydiving or paragliding. And he's a dancer, so expect him to break it down for the Expresso Friday dance!
Jamie-Lee Domburg is model, single mom and now part of the Expresso family after winning the Presenter Search on 3 on 30 October 2019. A humble girl from Strauss Avenue, Steenberg in Cape Town, Jamie-Lee’s heart has always been in the arts and entertainment industry. She was a dancer throughout her school career at Harmony Primary and Steenberg High School and studied theatre at the Cape Academy of Dramatic Arts.
After her studies she ventured into the exciting world of cruise ships. She worked as a Master of Ceremonies for a number of years and honed her gift of speaking to and connecting with people. ‘It was on the ships that I learned I had a gift to keep people’s attention’ she said.
Jamie-Lee has embraced her curvaceous figure and has been in numerous campaigns as a plus-size model. ‘It’s my time to use this platform, that everybody can see it doesn’t matter what you look like or your size – everybody has the talent and the potential to be extraordinary’ says Jamie-Lee. She believes that people want celebrities that are real and relatable, and she wants to inspire people to go beyond what they the believed was possible. ‘They must think if I can do it, they can do it too’.
Jamie-Lee entered Presenter Search on 3 because she saw it as a great platform to do good. "I watched the 2015 Presenter Search and today everybody who was in the Top 10 back then, now have an established brands" she said.
Jamie-Lee’s biggest supporter, is her mom Patricia Domburg. She always envisioned great things for her daughter. “I am the proudest mom right now. Raising Jamie alone wasn’t easy but it was worth it. We had faith and believed that even if she didn’t make it that there would be someone out there who would see her potential because she is made for this.”
“Jamie has proved that it doesn’t matter what your circumstances are and no matter where you come from, you can make it.” Patricia added. Jamie-Lee’s message to people wanting to follow their dreams, “Put yourself out there. Opportunities are everywhere, you just have to take that leap of faith. Also be authentically and unapologetically you. People love seeing the real you not a version of another person so just be you.”