Alex Santos (newscaster)
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Santos in 2011
|Born||Alexander Hidalgo Santos
June 10, 1970
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
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|1998-1999||Metropolitan Basketball Association||Studio 23|
|1993-1996||TV Patrol Mindanao||ABS-CBN Davao|
Awards and citations
- 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
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").
- Sembrano, Bernadette (24 July 2011). "How to beat Bell's Palsy (Second of two parts)Entertainment". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
- Sanchez, Rowena Joy A. (March 26, 2010). "Cesar Montano finally speaks out about his son’s death". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 12 August 2011.