Alex Santos (newscaster)

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Alex Santos
Santos in 2011
Born Alexander Hidalgo Santos
(1970-06-10) June 10, 1970 (age 45)
Davao City, Philippines
Other names Alex Santos
Education Ateneo de Davao University
Occupation TV Anchor, Reporter, Journalist, Host, Radio Commentator, News Director
Employer Aliw Broadcasting Corporation 2014-present
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation 1993-2014
Spouse(s) Joanna Gómez-Santos
Children Juan Alejandro
Joaquin Alberto
Javier Alfonzo

Alex Santos (born June 10, 1970 in Davao City) is a Filipino field reporter who is currently a News Director and radio commentator for DWIZ, and a former newscaster and television host for ABS-CBN and DZMM.[1][2]


Santos graduated elementary and high school from Holy Cross of Davao College, a private, Catholic institution in Davao City. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ateneo de Davao University.


Santos began his career as a television reporter and newsreader with 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 Metro Manila to become a news editor for regional affiliates of ABS-CBN Corporation's Sarimanok News Network, a position he held until 2006.

In 1998, Santos has been started his career as sportscaster and courtside reporter of the newly-formed Metropolitan Basketball Association (a regional-professional basketball league), first as a sideline reporter during the MBA's maiden season in 1998, and 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 anchored 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.

He began anchoring TV Patrol Weekend alongside Bernadette Sembrano on July 8, 2006, and in 2007 became a presenter on the breakfast television programme 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, and is now a news director at 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

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

Private life[edit]

He is married to Joanna Gómez-Santos, Vice President for TV Production Operations at ABS-CBN Corporation, and together they have three sons: Juan Alejandro ("Juancho"), Joaquin Alberto ("Joaquin") and Javier Alfonzo ("Javi").


  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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