|Born||Paolo Antonio Barba Bediones
March 17, 1974
|Occupation||Entrepreneur, Actor, TV Presenter, Journalist, Newscaster, Radio Commentator|
Bediones started his career as a commercial model, and later transitioned to television show hosting. He is best known for hosting GMA Network's Extra Challenge and Survivor Philippines. He is now a TV host and the newest newscaster on TV5.
He is second Filipino to become a journalist after being an actor after the late Helen Vela (the first-ever TV journalist who previously had a career as an actress).
His previous girlfriend was former beauty queen Abby Cruz. His late great grandfather was Maximo Bediones (1820–1932). Bediones is now a born-again Christian. Bediones has three sisters.
Bediones is a former TV host of a defunct MTV Philippines program Para Bos' and Gameplan TV where he won "Best TV Host" alongside co-hosts Suzi Entrata-Abrera and Mondo Castro of the band The Pin-Ups. His previously hosted shows on GMA Network are Channel S, Gameplan, Digital LG Challenge (formerly Digital LG Quiz), Extra Extra, Extra Challenge, ETChing, S-Files, Mornings @ GMA, Whammy! Push Your Luck, Unang Hirit, Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok!, Pinoy Meets World, and Survivor Philippines (Seasons 1 and 2) on GMA 7 and hosted Sapul sa Singko (formerly Sapul) on TV5.
He's now host a public service program called Rescue 5, and also he's now also host a reality show Demolition Job and a sports program Astig in 2013 on TV5.
In 2003, Bediones showed his acting skills in a GMA Holy Week drama special, "Via Crusis" which he plays a Christ who carried a cross and the seven last words. His biggest break was Captain Barbell in 2006.
Since he did not become a news anchor for GMA News, and due to TV5 can't hire news anchor from ABS-CBN and GMA when Manny Pangilinan acquire TV5 from Tonyboy Cojuangco in late 2009, Bediones became a news anchor of Aksyon alongside Cheryl Cosim and later Erwin Tulfo. This was his first time as a newscaster for News5.
He was also given a public affairs program USI: Under Special Investigation on TV5 which airs every Sunday nights.
On February 22, 2012, Bediones joined together with Cheri Mercado to anchor a newest news program entitled Pilipinas News replacing the former news program, Aksyon Journalismo. This was Paolo's third over-all news program on TV5.
Since Bediones did not become an announcer on GMA's DZBB-AM, he became an announcer for Radyo5 92.3 News FM as a member of News5. There, he hosts Sakto kay Paolo, Sakto (rin) kay Cheri and renamed Trabaho Lang with Pilipinas News co-anchor Cheri Mercado airing every weeknight.
|2013–present||Rescue 5||Host/Team Leader|
|2012||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines||Host/Team Leader|
|2012–present||Pilipinas News||News Anchor|
|2012–2013||Good Morning Club||Host/Anchor|
|2011–2012||Sapul sa Singko||Host/Anchor|
|2011–2012||Aksyon JournalisMO||News Anchor|
|2010–2012||USI: Under Special Investigation||Host|
|2009||Survivor Philippines (Season 2)||Host||GMA Network|
|2008||Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok!||Host|
|2008||Survivor Philippines (Season 1)||Host|
|2007–2008||Whammy! Push Your Luck||Host|
|2006||Pinoy Meets World||Host|
|2006||Extra Challenge Reloaded||Host||Q (television network)|
|2006||Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell||Prof. Brando/Captain B||GMA Network|
|2001–2003||Digital LG Challenge||Host|
|2003||Para Bos!||Host||Music Source Inc.|
|2003–2006||Extra Challenge||Host||GMA Network|
|2002||The Great Globe Adventure||Host|
|2001–2002||Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin||Cameo Appearance|
|1999–2004||Digital LG Quiz||Host|
|1998–1999||Mornings @ GMA||Host|
|1997–1999||Etching: Entertainment Today w/ Lyn Ching||Host|
|1996–1998||Text Game Show (Philippine TV Game Show)||Host|
|2012–present||Trabaho Lang with Paolo and Cherie||Host||Radyo5 92.3 News FM / AksyonTV|
|2010–2012||Sakto kay Paolo, Sakto rin kay Cherie||Host||Radyo5 92.3 News FM|
|2009||Shake Rattle & Roll XI||Newscaster||Regal Films|
|2005||Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom||Haring Bantayan||Imus Productions|
|2003||Walang Kapalit||Teddy||Viva Films|
Awards and recognitions
- Winner, Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host for S-Files - 2005 PMPC Star Awards For Television (Tied w/ Boy Abunda of "The Buzz")
- Winner, Best Reality Competition Program Hosts for Extra Challenge - PMPC Star Awards For Television (2004, 2005 & 2006) (w/ Ethel Booba)
- Winner, Best Travel Show Hosts for Pinoy Meets World - 21st PMPC Star Awards For Television 2007 (w/ Miriam Quiambao)
- Winner, Best Reality Show Host for Survivor Philippines - 23rd PMPC Star Awards For Television (2009)
- Hall of Fame Winner - Aliw Awards (2000–2006)