Arnold Clavio

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Arnold Clavio
Born Arnold Clavio y Aldea
(1965-11-02) November 2, 1965 (age 50)
Tondo, Philippines
Other names Igan
Occupation News anchor, host, radio commentator
Years active 1994-present
Notable credit(s) See awards

Arnold Clavio (born November 2, 1965) is a Filipino radio and television newscaster, journalist, and a TV host in the Philippines.[1] He currently co-anchors GMA Network's late-night newscast, Saksi with Pia Arcangel (formerly with Vicky Morales) and hosts a morning radio show, Dobol A sa Dobol B on DZBB with Ali Sotto. He also writes a column for the tabloid newspaper Abante entitled Hirit Na!.


Whilst in school, he was an active member of the editorial staff of his school's newspaper. In college, he studied Journalism at the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters or UST-AB.

After graduation, he worked as a news writer at DWIZ, and after a year transferred to field reporting for GMA Network's flagship radio station, DZBB.

In 1994, he was offered a reporter's slot in Brigada Siete, joining the late Louie Beltran and Jessica Soho, this was Igan's 1st TV show on GMA.

He was awarded the top prize by the Department of Health in their Philippine AIDS-STD Media Awards for his report on Sarah Jane Salazar in 1995. In the same year he was awarded the Asian Broadcasting Union's "Best Reportage of a Crisis" for his coverage for DZBB of Abu Sayyaf. In 1999, his radio program Dobol A sa Dobol B was named "Best Public Affairs Program" on Radio by the KBP Golden Dove Awards.

In 1996, he became the host of Emergency, the late night news and public affairs program, replacing Edu Manzano. He also became co-host of the network's early morning news and lifestyle program, Unang Hirit.

On March 15, 2004, he replaced Mike Enriquez as co-anchor of Saksi. In November 2004, he co-hosted Eat Bulaga Silver Special, which was a co-production of TAPE Productions and GMA News and Public Affairs, with his co-host from Unang Hirit, Rhea Santos.

In March 2009, he co-hosted Case Unclosed replacing Kara David.

In September 2009, he worked as a guest newscaster for 24 Oras: Special Edition, with fellow Saksi anchor Vicky Morales. It aired on weekends and was a special newscast after the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, and the Maguindanao massacre.

In March 2010, he became the host of Kandidato, a public affairs talk show conducting an interview with a presidential candidate.

In April 2010, he hosted Tonight with Arnold Clavio, a primetime talk show aired on Q (TV network) and GMA News TV.

In May 2010, Igan hosted a new public service program entitled Rescue.

In February 2011, Igan became a solo newscaster on Balita Pilipinas.

In December 2012, Igan was inducted to the Eastwood City Walk Of Fame for contributing his newscasting & also hosting on TV.

Air Crash Investigation, the international version of the Canadian documentary drama show Mayday, narrated by Clavio, Howie Severino and Kara David, aired on GMA Network during Thursday. It is scheduled to premiere in 2016.[2]


On March 15, 2012, the Philippine Football Federation lodged a formal complaint with the GMA Network regarding allegedly "racist, discriminatory, libelous and malicious statements made by Clavio."[3][4]

In May 2013, Clavio came out in defense of fellow anchor Jessica Soho in regards to Vice Ganda's jokes about her, expressing his disapproval of Vice's remarks in one of the former's radio programs.[5]

On November 6, 2013, Clavio came under fire for an interview conducted with attorney Alfredo Villamor, who was standing in for Pork Barrel scandal mastermind Janet Napoles on the morning talk show Unang Hirit.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married with 3 children. Arnold is also the founder of the Igan Foundation, committed to help those poor people especially the very needy ones who have typically nothing at all.[2]

Career timeline[edit]


Title Year Network
Brigada Siete 1994–2001 GMA Network
GMA Balita 1995–1998
Unang Hirit 1999–present
Emergency 1996–2009
Saksi 2004–present
Philippine Agenda 2007
Case Unclosed 2009–2010
Kandidato 2010, 2013
Rescue (TV program) 2010–2013
Sanib Puwersa 2011
Alisto! 2013–present
Tonight with Arnold Clavio 2010–present GMA News TV (formerly Q)
Dobol B sa News TV 2011-2012
Balita Pilipinas 2011–2014


Title Year Station
Dobol A sa Dobol B 1998–2008; 2014–present Super Radyo DZBB 594
One on One with Igan 2008–2014
Saksi sa Dobol B 1999–present

Awards and citations[edit]

  • Winner, Best Reportage of a Crisis - Asian Broadcasting Union (1995)
  • Winner, Broadcast Journalist of the Year 2006[6] - Rotary Club of Manila Media Awards (2006)
  • Winner, Best Public Affairs Program on Radio - KBP Golden Dove Awards (1999)
  • Winner, Best Morning Show Hosts "UH Barkadas" - PMPC Star Awards For TV (2000, 2001, 2002, 2008 & 2013)
  • Celebrity Inductee, 2012 Eastwood City Walk Of Fame

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Arnold Clavio honored at the 2012 ust ab gantimpala awards". 9 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Arnold Clavio Biography". pinoystop. Retrieved 2014-10-02. 
  3. ^ a b Sallan, Edwin (6 November 2013). "Arnold Clavio gets flak from netizens for rude interview with Napoles lawyer". Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brown-skin chauvinism: GMA-7, Clavio should apologize (updated)". Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rape joke ni Vice Ganda tungkol kay Jessica Soho, binatikos" (in Tagalog). Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  6. ^