There would barely be a millennial in New Zealand who did not wake up on a Sunday morning to Carolyn Taylor’s beaming smile and hilarious antics during her tenure on children’s show What Now?

Carolyn, who was born in Auckland but grew up in Hokitika and then Upper Hutt, was at Victoria University in Wellington studying law and commerce for all of six weeks before landing her first TV gig at the age of 18 with What Now? and has gone on to master a variety of roles in the media ever since.

From in front of the camera, to behind the camera in television production; working on funding television formats; sponsorship and event management at the world class Australian Grand Prix Corporation; media advertising; radio DJing, MC-ing, working with corporates and brands - there has not been a dull moment for Carolyn yet!

Her skills in ‘talking for a living’, matched with her outgoing, infectiously positive attitude, have made MCing events a natural part of Carolyn’s career trajectory – she is a sought-after host, particularly corporate and charity functions.

Carolyn is an ambassador for Cure Kids; a role she adores, as it has brought her full circle from her very first job in children’s television. One of Carolyn’s biggest pleasures is working alongside people whose mandate it is to help others.

In 2019 Carolyn added another string to her bow, joining the Dancing with the Stars 2019 line-up, where she captivated audiences with her natural dance ability before a shock early elimination, which caused a public uproar!

With her “can-do” approach, wealth of training in live TV, radio and now her extensive marketing experience, Carolyn brings expert understanding to what constitutes a skilful MC and a hugely successful event. She is praised by clients for her professionalism; energy, humour and warmth - any event with Carolyn at the helm is in safe hands!


Carolyn Taylor is proudly sponsored by Outspoken