Arnold Clavio

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Arnold Clavio
Born (1965-11-02) 2 November 1965 (age 48)
Other names Igan
Occupation News anchor, Host, Radio Commentator
Notable credit(s) See awards
Religion Iglesia ni Cristo

Arnold Clavio (born November 2, 1965) is a popular radio and television newscaster, journalist, and a TV host in the Philippines.[1] He currently co-anchors GMA Network's late-night newscast, Saksi with Vicky Morales and hosts a morning radio show, One on One with Igan on DZBB.


In his elementary and high school days, he has been an active member of the editorial staff of his school's organ. In college, he took up Journalism in the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters or UST-AB.

After graduation, he worked as a news writer at DWIZ, and after a year transferred as a radio field reporter to GMA Network's flagship radio station, DZBB.

In 1994, he was offered a reporter's slot in Brigada Siete, joining the late Louie Beltran and Jessica Soho, this was Igan's very 1st TV show on GMA.

He was given the top prize by the Department of Health in their Philippine AIDS-STD Media Awards for his report on Sarah Jane Salazar in 1995. The Asian Broadcasting Union also awarded his Abu Sayyaf coverage for DZBB as the Best Reportage of a Crisis in the same year. In 1999, his radio program Dobol A sa Dobol B was named Best Public Affairs Program on Radio by the KBP Golden Dove Awards.

In 1996, he became the host of Emergency, the late night news and public affairs program formerly hosted by Edu Manzano. He also one of the hosts of the network's early morning news and lifestyle program, Unang Hirit.

On March 15, 2004, he replaced Mike Enriquez to be the co-anchor of Saksi. In November 2004, he co-hosted Eat Bulaga Silver Special, which was a co-production of TAPE Productions and GMA News and Public Affairs, with his co-host in Unang Hirit, Rhea Santos.

In March 2009, he was now on of the host of Case Unclosed which replaced from original host Kara David.

In September 2009, he also become a guest newscaster for 24 Oras: Special Edition with fellow Saksi anchor Vicky Morales. It aired on weekends and was about a special newscast after the Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, and the Maguindanao massacre.

In March 2010, he became the host of Kandidato, a public affairs talk show conducting an interview with a presidential candidate who will become the next President.

In April 2010, he hosted Tonight with Arnold Clavio . A primetime talk show aired on Q (TV network) and it was aired also on GMA News TV .

In May 2010, Igan was given a new public service program entitled Rescue.

In February 2011, Igan became a solo newscast on Balita Pilipinas.

Clavio appeared in the Philippine version Air Crash Investigation is based on the Canadian docudrama show Mayday that began airing on GMA Network. It will be released on May 17, 2014 at 2:30PM.


In March 15, 2012, the Philippine Football Federation lodged a formal complaint with the GMA Network regarding his allegedly "racist, discriminatory, libelous and malicious statements."[2][3]

In May 2013, Clavio came in defense of fellow anchor Jessica Soho in regards to Vice Ganda's jokes towards her, expressing his disapproval of Vice's remark in one of the former's radio programs.[4]

In November 5, Clavio launched a tirade at Atty. Alfredo Villamor, who was representing for Pork Barrel scandal mastermind Janet Napoles in an interview for the morning talk show Unang Hirit, drawing the ire of netizens for his behavior.[2]

Clavio allegedly had a love-child with Sarah Balabagan.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married with 3 children.

TV shows[edit]

Radio Shows[edit]

  • Winner, Best Reportage of A Crisis - Asian Broadcasting Union (1995)
  • Winner, Broadcast Journalist of the Year 2006[6] - Rotary Club of Manila Media Awards (2006)
  • Winner, Best Public Affairs Program on Radio - KBP Golden Dove Awards (1999)


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