Kim Atienza

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Kim Atienza
Kim Atienza.jpg
Atienza in April 2011
Born Alejandro Ilagan Atienza
(1967-01-06) January 6, 1967 (age 47)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Weatherman, TV Host, Actor, Voice Actor
Years active 1987-present
Spouse(s) Fely Hung
Children Jose Atienza II
Meimei Atienza
Eman Atienza

Alejandro Ilagan "Kim" Atienza (born on January 6, 1967 in Manila), better known as Kuya Kim, is a Filipino TV host, actor, voice actor and weather anchor. He is currently a resident weather anchor in ABS-CBN's TV Patrol's segment, "Weather-Weather Lang."

Atienza is the eldest son of former Manila mayor Lito Atienza and the brother of Ali Atienza.[1]

Television career[edit]

Atienza started his stint on TV when he began hosting Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas's Animalandia. He soon was tracking weather until he became the resident weatherman of TV Patrol.

He left the early morning show, Umagang Kay Ganda in 2009 to host the late morning variety show Showtime (now called It's Showtime).[1]

He began hosting Matanglawin (Hawkeye) on March 24, 2008.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Muscles in Motion (1987) (RPN 9)
  • Sports Review (1991–1993) (RPN 9)
  • Ultraman Ace (1993) (ABS-CBN) as Captain Mura (Voice Dubber)
  • Magma Man (1993) (ABS-CBN) as Misakey (Voice Dubber)
  • Umagang Kay Ganda (2007–2009) - host (ABS-CBN)
  • Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (2007) (ABS-CBN) - Celebrity player (won the one-million-peso briefcase)
  • TV Patrol (2006–present) - weatherman/Weather-Weather Lang host (ABS-CBN)
  • Matanglawin (2008–present) - Host (ABS-CBN)
  • It's Showtime (formerly called as Showtime) (2009–present) - Co-host (ABS-CBN)
    • Magpasikat (2010) - Co-host (ABS-CBN)
  • Barangay DOS! (2011) - Host (ABS-CBN)

Movie[edit]

Awards[edit]

The show won several awards:

  • 26th Star Awards for Television Best Education or Childrens Program - Matanglawin
  • 26th Star Awards for Television Best Education or Childrens Program Host -Kim Atienza
  • 25th Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program Host - Kim Atienza
  • 25th Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program - Matanglawin
  • 24th Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program Host - Kim Atienza
  • 24th Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program - Matanglawin
  • 23rd Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program - Matanglawin
  • 22nd Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program Host - Kim Atienza
  • 22nd Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program - Matanglawin
  • 17th KBP Golden Dove Awards - Best Science and Technology Program and Best Magazine Program
  • 2008 Anak TV Seal Awards
  • “Matanglawin” was nominated in the 2008 Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union Prizes
  • 26th Star Awards for Television Best Game or Reality Show Hosts - It's Showtime Hosts

Personal life[edit]

A father of three (Jose III, Meimei and Eman), Atienza is married to Fely Hung, president and founding member of Chinese International School Manila (CISM) Foundation. Kim Atienza is an avid marathoner, triathlete and cyclist.

Business[edit]

Kim Atienza once co-owned True Home Hotel in Boracay, and later sold his share to his business partners.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gorospe, Marjorie (March 22, 2011). "Kuya Kim hopes to instil value of learning among Pinoys". omg! Philippines News Blog (Yahoo! Southeast Asia). Retrieved March 24, 2011.