Speakers Profile - Maz Compton

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With equal doses of charisma and quick wit, Maz Compton has a proven track record as one of Australia's foremost radio personalities and entertainment reporters. A leading authority and tastemaker in the music and youth genres, Maz has more than eight years' experience on camera, radio and behind the scenes production. Today, Maz Compton is the smaller - in-size, yet audibly - louder half of the Dan & Maz Sydney breakfast show on hit 104.1 2Day FM.

Maz is one of the country's most popular presenters, most notably loved for her signature infectious laugh and cheeky nature. This girl has got her own unique flair for life and you can't help but jump on board her train of happiness. Like the non-invited guests that are always the last to leave the party, Maz has been part of the Southern Cross Austereo family for years now as one half of the very funny Dan and Maz Show.

A multi- tasker at her finest, working across both television and radio Maz has done the hard yards in the industry as a radio producer and street team member.

What started out as a passion for music and entertaining then gloriously landed her a dream job as a VJ with MTV. Maz was the original host of its flagship show Total Request Love (TRL) and anchored the VMA's red carpet broadcasts.

During her 5 years with MTV, Maz travelled the globe attending travelled the globe, attending music festivals and shared the couch with all the big names including, Sandra Bullock, Sir Richard Branson and the Black Eyed Peas! Back in Australia she presented MTV Australia's VMA and ARIA Red Carpet Specials, and won the ASTRA for most popular female presenter in 2008.

Since then, Maz has continued to win the hearts and minds of fans, appearing on major news and entertainment shows including Network Ten's The Project, Channel 7's The Morning Show and Weekend Sunrise. Maz also co-hosted the Today Network's Hot 30 Countdown.

With her astute knowledge of the entertainment industry, Maz offers a breath of fresh air when it comes to presenting or public speaking.

Besides spending every morning and arvo with Dan, you can also catch Maz in a yoga class, hitting the gym or at the bar! She says it's all about balance.