Carmen Ruiz y Laza, host of CarmenTV, has worked in the film and television industry for more than two decades. Growing up in Spain in her great-uncle’s house, Carmen was surrounded by storytelling, music, philosophy and gourmet cooking. But when she immigrated to Canada at 13, she didn’t speak a word of English, and found herself suddenly unable to communicate well.

Determined to overcome the challenge, Carmen became fluent in one year. Since then, she has made communication her life’s work. Carmen carved out a career as a sought-after casting director, broadcast producer, and headed her own boutique PR company that specialized in philanthropic organizations and luxury brands. 

CarmenTV, a 60-second feature on Joytv, seeks out the hottest local experts for their tips on travel, cuisine, fashion and beauty, entertaining and design. With Carmen’s sharp eye for everything, CarmenTV is the good life, only better.  

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