Alex Santos (newscaster)

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Alexander Hidalgo Santos
Born Alexander H. Santos
(1970-06-10) June 10, 1970 (age 45)
Davao City, Philippines
Other names Alex
Occupation TV Anchor, Reporter, Journalist, Host, Radio Commentator, News Director
Employer ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation 1993-2014
Aliw Broadcasting Corporation 2014-present
Spouse(s) Joanna Gomez-Santos
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 [1][2]


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.

At DZMM, he anchors the weekday edition of Radyo Patrol Balita: Alas Kuwatro also with Bernadette Sembrano (replaced Jasmin Romero in 2011) and All Aboard! Pinoy Abroad! with Maresciel Yao.

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.

Television programs[edit]

Year Title Network
2015-present Ratsada Balita DWIZ
2014-present Columnist (Walang Sinasanto) Pilipino Mirror Tabloid
2014-present Usapang GOCC, Serbisyong OGCC DWIZ
2014-until December 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
2001 Kumikitang Kabuhayan ABS-CBN
1998-1999 Metropolitan Basketball Association Studio 23
1993-1996 TV Patrol Mindanao ABS-CBN Davao

Private Life[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ Sembrano, Bernadette (24 July 2011). "How to beat Bell's Palsy (Second of two parts)Entertainment". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Sanchez, Rowena Joy A. (March 26, 2010). "Cesar Montano finally speaks out about his son’s death". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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