First on MNP: TV5 to switch to single-anchor format

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Changes are coming to TV5!

Starting August, all of the Kapatid Network's daily news broadcasts, with the exception of Aksyon Prime, will be switching to a single-anchor format — which means that viewers will no longer be seeing a duo of anchors anchoring Aksyon sa Umaga, Aksyon sa Tanghali and Aksyon Tonite.

Affected by the latest cutbacks are the anchors and hosts of Umaga: Grace Lee, France Noguera, Renz Ongkiko, Jeff Caparas, and Atty. Mel Sta. Maria, who will continue as co-anchor of Relasyon on Radyo5.

Cheryl Cosim, who will be the lone anchor of the morning program, will be leaving her post on Tonite — making Ed Lingao the solo anchor of the TV5 late-night newscast.

Tanghali, which was originally co-anchored by Cherie Mercado — until she left just two weeks ago to become the new spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Communication — will continue with its lone holdover, Raffy Tulfo.

The changes at TV5's news programming are seen both as a restructuring effort for and by the news division, and as a reaction to the departures of many of its news talents.

Aside from Martin Andanar and Mercado, reporters Ina Zara and Jun Loyola have also joined the Duterte administration.

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