Alex Santos (newscaster)
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|Alexander Hidalgo Santos|
|Born||Alexander H. Santos
June 10, 1970
Davao City, Philippines
|Occupation||TV Anchor, Reporter, Journalist, Host, Radio Commentator, News Director|
|Children||Juan Alejandro Santos
Joaquin Alberto Santos
Javier Alfonzo Santos
Alexander Santos also known him as Alex Santos (born June 10, 1970 in Davao City) is a Filipino field reporter, newscaster and television host from ABS-CBN and DZMM. And News Director, Radio Commentator from DWIZ 
Santos graduated elementary and high school from Holy Cross of Davao College, a private Catholic College in Davao City, Philippines. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ateneo de Davao University.
Santos started his career as an anchor and field reporter of TV Patrol Southern Mindanao from 1993 to 1996. He also hosted a local variety show "Alas Kwatro" of ABS-CBN Davao. In 1996, he transferred to Manila to become a News Editor for Regional stations of ABS-CBN's Sarimanok News Network, which he held until 2006. Since July 8, 2006, he anchors TV Patrol Weekend alongside Bernadette Sembrano.
In 1998, Santos has been started his career as sportscaster/courtside reporter of the newly formed Metropolitan Basketball Association, a regional-professional basketball league as a sideline reporter during its maiden season in 1998 later as a play-by-play commentator in 1999. The MBA has been produced by ABS-CBN Sports and covered on Studio 23.
Since 2007, he is one of the hosts of the morning program Umagang Kay Ganda. From 2009, he was one of the co-hosts XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé before being replaced by Anthony Taberna in 2010.
A year after he left ABS-CBN, Santos is now a News Director of DWIZ 882 kHz.
|2014-present||Columnist (Walang Sinasanto)||Pilipino Mirror Tabloid|
|2014-present||Usapang GOCC, Serbisyong OGCC||DWIZ|
|2014-present||Kasangga Mo ang Langit sa IZ||DWIZ|
|2014-present||IZ Balita Nationwide Umagang Edition (with Rey Langit)||DWIZ|
|2014-present||IZ Balita Nationwide Tanghaling Edition (solo)||DWIZ|
|2011–2012||All Aboard, Pinoy Abroad||DZMM|
|2007–2013||Umagang Kay Ganda||ABS-CBN|
|2006–2011||TV Patrol Weekend||ABS-CBN|
|2005–2013||Radyo Patrol Balita: Alas Kwatro||DZMM|
|2011||Ang Hirap Matuto - An ABSCBN News and Current Affairs Special Report||ABS-CBN|
|2009||XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Upload 2008 - An ABSCBN Yearend Special||ABS-CBN|
|1998-1999||Metropolitan Basketball Association||Studio 23|
|1993-1996||TV Patrol Mindanao||ABS-CBN Davao|
He is married to Joanna Gomez-Santos, Vice President for TV Production Operations at ABSCBN Corporation . And they have three sons, Juan Alejandro Santos (Juancho), Joaquin Alberto Santos (Joaquin) and Javier Alfonzo Santos (Javi).
Awards and Citations
- 2007 Best Male Newscaster - PMPC Star Awards
- 2009 Makatao Award, Ateneo de Davao University's Tao Awards
- 2010 Best Radio Newscaster - 19th KBP Golden Dove Awards
- 2011 Best TV Anchor - 9th Gawad Tanglaw
- 2012 Best Morning Talk Show Hosts for Umagang Kay Ganda, 7th UP Gandingan
- 2012 Best Television Newscast for Radio, Star Awards
- Sembrano, Bernadette (24 July 2011). "How to beat Bell's Palsy (Second of two parts)Entertainment". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
- Sanchez, Rowena Joy A. (March 26, 2010). "Cesar Montano finally speaks out about his son’s death". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 12 August 2011.