Karen Davila

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Karen Dávila
Born (1970-11-21) November 21, 1970 (age 45)
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater University of the Philippines Diliman
Occupation Radio broadcaster, newsreader, journalist, television presenter
Years active 1993–present
Religion Evangelical Christian
Spouse(s) DJ Sta. Ana
Children David

Kristin Karen Dávila, professionally known as Karen Dávila (born 21 November 1970), is a Filipino journalist, radio broadcaster, newsreader and television presenter.


She is the host of ABS-CBN News Channel's eponymous program Headstart with Karen Davila and the anchor of ABS-CBN's late-night newscast Bandila. She is also the host of current affairs show My Puhunan and radio anchor on DZMM's Pasada Sais Trenta with Vic Lima. She was former host of the show Wonder Mom, My Puhunan, the documentary The Correspondents, XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé, Y Speak, and Barangay Dos, as well as the former anchor of ABS-CBN Headlines, ABS-CBN Insider and TV Patrol World/TV Patrol.

Dávila has also won numerous awards both locally and internationally in her career, including two awards from the prestigious New York Festival and the 2008 Ten Outstanding Young Men Award for Broadcast Journalism.

Personal life[edit]

Dávila graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a degree of Bachelor of Arts major in Mass Communication. She is married to DJ Sta. Ana, Head of Operations for TV5's News5, and together they have two children, David and Lucas.[1]



Year Program Role Network
2016 PiliPinas Debates 2016 – Luzon leg Host ABS-CBN
2015 3in1 Host ABS-CBN
2013-2015; 2015–present My Puhunan Host ABS-CBN
2012-2013 Pinoy True Stories: Engkwentro (Tuesday) Host ABS-CBN
2011 Ako Ang Simula presenter ABS-CBN
2011 Showtime Special Judge ABS-CBN
2010–present Bandila[2] newsreader ABS-CBN
2010–present Storyline presenter ABS-CBN/ANC
2010–present Headstart with Karen Davila newsreader, presenter ANC
2004-2010 TV Patrol World/TV Patrol newsreader ABS-CBN
2008-2009 Wonder Mom presenter ABS-CBN
2000-2010 The Correspondents correspondent ABS-CBN
2006-2008 XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé presenter ABS-CBN
2004 Y Speak presenter ABS-CBN/Studio 23
2003-2004 Simpleng Hiling presenter ABS-CBN
2003-2004 Insider newsreader ABS-CBN
2000-2003 Headlines newsreader ABS-CBN
2000-2001 Barangay Dos presenter ABS-CBN
1999-2000 Extra! Extra! presenter GMA
1996-2000 Probe correspondent GMA
1998-2000 Brigada Siete reporter GMA
1998-1999 Mornings @ GMA presenter GMA
1995-1998 Saksi newsreader GMA


  1. ^ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=609994&publicationSubCategoryId=83 Retrieved November 20, 2010 Title: Karen Davila: The Broadcaster as Fashionista By: Tanya T. Lara (The Philippine Star) Updated September 08, 2010 12:00 AM
  2. ^ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=631730&publicationSubCategoryId=96 Retrieved November 20, 2010 Title: Karen at Julius sasabak na sa Bandila! By: Ni SVA (Pilipino Star Ngayon) Updated November 20, 2010 12:00