'Newsroom' anchor Ruth Cabal returning to 'Newsroom Ngayon'

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, October 06, 2019
Screenshot: CNN Philippines
Days after returning from her weeks-long vacation, Newsroom primetime anchor Ruth Cabal announced that she will be returning to her old morning timeslot.

At the end of her broadcast Friday, Cabal made the quick announcement, telling CNN Philippines viewers, "I'll see you at Newsroom Ngayon starting Monday at 10AM."

Prior to transferring to primetime last year — where she switched places with then-CNN Philippines anchor Cherie Mercado — Cabal was the original anchor of Newsroom Ngayon since its debut in February of 2017.

Former GMA News anchor Rhea Santos joins the world of vlogging

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, September 26, 2019
Screenshot: Rhea Santos
Almost two months after migrating to Canada, Rhea Santos on Monday announced that she would be joining the world of vlogging or video logging, with an upcoming series set to be uploaded soon on her newly-created YouTube Channel.

In a teaser she shared on her social media accounts, Santos said: "It’s almost two months since I left Manila to start a new life here in Canada. Everything happened in God’s perfect timing. It wasn’t all smooth. There were also hurdles along the way. Muntik pa ko umuwi🤪 But you know what, because of the challenges, it made the journey sweeter. Kwento ko na lang next time😅."

Santos' vlog series, as unveiled in the teaser, will be called Your Morning Girl, Rhea — an obvious nod to her very successful stint on GMA-7's Unang Hirit.

Former ANC anchor Annalisa Burgos joins Hawaii-based KITV

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, September 16, 2019
Screenshot: KITV
Months after exiting ABS-CBN News Channel, Annalisa Burgos has finally found a new television home.

In a Facebook post earlier this month, the former Early Edition anchor shared a video clip from her first day as weekend morning anchor at KITV, an ABC-affiliate station in Honolulu, Hawaii.

"Honored to join the KITV family and begin a new adventure in Hawaii! Wake up with us every weekend on Good Morning Hawaii. DM me your story ideas, connect on Twitter, or email me at aburgos@kitv.com. Mahalo! #hawaii #anchorlife," Burgos wrote.

ABS-CBN News quietly makes key appointments

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, September 05, 2019
Photos: ABS-CBN/Lynda Jumilla
In what was a low-key reorganization six weeks ago, ABS-CBN News made some key staff appointments to its leadership team.

On the digital news front, Lynda Jumilla takes over as executive editor. You may remember that the Beyond Politics host bid adieu to her weekly ANC public affairs program in mid-August — that was to focus on her new role.

"In July 1999, I left the print medium to enter a new world that was broadcasting. 20 years to the month, I leave broadcasting for the largely uncharted waters of digital news. Indeed, the only thing constant is change. Let’s bring it on," she tweeted on July 29th, her first day on her new job.

Pia Arcangel begins tonight as new host of 'Tunay Na Buhay'

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Photo: GMA-7
Award-winning Kapuso broadcast journalist Pia Arcangel is the new host of GMA Public Affairs’ Tunay na Buhay starting Wednesday, August 14.

Pia has been with GMA Network since 2003 when she became one of the hosts of the network’s morning show Unang Hirit. She also hosted the children’s show Art Angel where she, along with her co-host Tonipet Gaba and Krystal Reyes, won the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television as Best Children Show Hosts. She also became part of Balitanghali with Raffy Tima for 9 years. Now, she co-anchors 24 Oras Weekend and Saksi.

“There was never a doubt about me saying yes,” shares Pia about her being the new host of Tunay na Buhay.

Full press release after the jump...

Claire Celdran officially rejoins CNN Philippines

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Screenshot: CNN Philippines
In what is no longer a surprising development, given that she already made an unannounced return three weekends ago, Claire Celdran is officially back to CNN Philippines.

The 41-year-old journalist, who was last seen as anchor of New Day and Newsroom, is now the new interim anchor of Newsroom Weekend, heading up the midday edition of its Saturday broadcast and its primetime edition every Sunday.

As per our sources, Celdran will only be filling in for the weekend newscast on a temporary basis as she will be having her own daily newscast, which is currently in pre-production.

Aside from that, we had been told that the network will also produce a weekly current affairs program for her. No word about its exact format yet, but it will be part of her new contract.

Gel Santos Relos steps down as anchor of "Balitang America'

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, July 29, 2019
Photo: Gel Santos Relos
Gel Santos Relos has stepped down as anchor of Balitang America. In a post published on her Instagram account Saturday, the longtime anchor of the venerable TFC newscast thanked her colleagues for being with her for the past 12 years.

“'The use of the airwaves is not a right but a privilege', and what a great privilege I have been blessed with to be the anchorwoman of The Filipino Channel’s daily newscast 'Balitang America' for 12 years!" Santos Relos said.

"As we open a new chapter in our way of earning and deserving the privilege of using the airwaves to serve our kababayans, allow me to thank my amazing dedicated colleagues — the people behind the cameras who have been the driving force behind the newscast. Thank you for the support, the love and the friendship through all those 12 years," she added.

'GMA Regional TV Weekend News' to begin airing on GMA News TV

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, July 26, 2019
Image: GMA-7
Beginning July 27, the regional arm of GMA Network — GMA Regional TV — marks another milestone in broadcast history as it makes its local newscasts available to more viewers nationwide through “GMA Regional TV Weekend News” airing on leading news channel GMA News TV every Saturday at 5 pm.

From Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, expect GMA Regional TV Weekend News to deliver topnotch news stories and inspiring features by no less than the roster of news personalities from award-winning and top-rating local newscasts Balitang Amianan, Balitang Bisdak, One Western Visayas, and One Mindanao.

Full press release after the jump...