Michelle Mediana is no longer with News5. The lady reporter confirmed the news to Media Newser Philippines, saying she decided to leave the Kapatid Network to explore other career opportunities.
"A new door opened for me. I think it is what's best for my growth right now," she said, while not exactly revealing what she's going to do next. "News will always be my first love but right now, I'll have to see how things pan out for me. I'm also excited to venture into this new adventure that I'm getting myself into."
Mediana was a fan favorite among Kapatid news viewers — best known for her stint on Presinto 5, alongside Carla Lim and Jeff Caparas. She made news in 2013 after becoming a subject of the Taiwanese media, while covering the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by a Philippine Coast Guard vessel.
When asked about her experience as a Kapatid reporter, Mediana said that her four years with the network "were really among the best years of my life." "I got to know another side of myself. I was able to do or accomplish things I never imagined I could," she said. "I always loved the adrenaline rush and pressure that comes with covering the news. I really think I became one tough woman after my experiences covering disaster, NBI operations, demolitions and whatnot."