The two, who were officially introduced Monday, were selected by the news management in an effort to develop new talents for News5.
Cruz served as a weather and sports anchor for the late-night newscast since 2014, while Vargas served as a weather anchor and frequent substitute anchor for various TV5 newscasts.
Both Cruz and Vargas started their television careers as courtside reporters for the UAAP and PBA.
Their addition to Tonite were just among the major shakeups at the Kapatid Network this second half of 2016. In August, all TV5 newscasts switched to a single-anchor format, prompting one of Tonite's original anchors, Cheryl Cosim, to vacate her chair and move permanently to Aksyon Sa Umaga.
Photo courtesy of Lia Cruz
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