Carmen Cairncross

Currently a traffic presenter on Jacaranda FM 94.2 with Barney Simon, weekdays 12-4pm on the Workzone since March 2014. Carmen entered onto the TV scene as continuity presenter on the Afrikaans channel KykNet&Kie channel 145, and is also a confident voiceover artist, MC and aspiring actress. 2016 saw her casted in the DSTV – Catch-Up Promo Commercial.

Carmen is a 20 something media personality fluent in English and Afrikaans and can quite convincingly pull off a British and African American accent. A naturally bubbly, vibrant and witty persona, Carmen is passionate about the media industry, women empowerment and natural beauty.

Most recently she completed the “Out of the Box” Acting workshop, presented by Fiona Ramsey and FAD Inc. to see her acting skills revived. With 5 years radio experience, starting at Bay FM and moved on to PEFM in Port Elizabeth, Carmen has developed a funny, witty and professional radio persona that translates wonderfully to on-screen presenting, something she loves doing.

After completing her Batchelor of Arts in 2009 at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where she developed a working knowledge of media, communication and psychology, Carmen spent some time working with marketing and brand agencies and soon discovered her love for radio presenting and theatre performing. 

Carmen studied part time drama training at Stage-world School of the Arts and landed her first role in a Broadway musical review and went on to perform in various musical stage productions with Gilbert and Sullivan Society. In addition, she completed a course in Public Relations and this has helped her to promote which ever brand she is associated with.