Korina Sanchez

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Korina Sanchez-Roxas
Korina Sanchez at abs-cbn studio.jpg
Korina Sanchez in Bandila
Born Korina Maria Sanchez
(1964-10-05) 5 October 1964 (age 52)[1]
Hong Kong
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Other names Korina, Koring, K
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1986-present
Notable credit(s)
Spouse(s) Mar Roxas (m. 2009)
Website www.korinasanchezroxas.com

Korina Maria Sanchez-Roxas (born 5 October 1964), known professionally as Korina Sanchez-Roxas, is a Hong Kong-born Filipino broadcast journalist, television news anchor, senior field correspondent, magazine show host, radio anchor and newspaper columnist. She is currently Chief Correspondent for the Integrated News and Current Affairs Division of ABS-CBN ABS-CBN Corporation airing on TV Channel 2, AM Radio DZMM and cable TV ABS-CBN News Channel. She also has regular column in The Philippine Star entitled That Does It, as well as a Tagalog column entitled K Ka Lang in its sister newspaper, Pilipino Star Ngayon. She is the wife of Mar Roxas, the former Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government.


Korina attended St. Theresa's College in Quezon City for her elementary and secondary education, and then Maryknoll College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts. Sanchez also attended Ateneo De Manila where she graduated with a master's degree in Journalism on June 26, 2016.[4][5] Her first love was writing, but she was also active in extra-curriculars like singing, theater, public speaking and high school varsity volleyball. In college, Korina excelled in courses related to creative writing, thesis writing and speech. Already working at the time, she was a two-time awardee for scholarship of the United States Embassy's Thomas Jefferson study grant for Investigative Journalism which brought her to several colleges and universities in the U.S. for post graduate short courses. She completed a third-level French language course at the Makati-based Alliance Française de Manille. Sanchez had inclinations towards the performing arts but believed her "calling had always been in the field of information and communication" and maintains that, before being an on-camera personality, she is "first, a writer".[6]


In 2013, Korina Sanchez drew flak among netizens due to her remarks on her now-defunct DZMM radio show Rated Korina on Anderson Cooper's reporting for Tacloban. She claimed that the journalist did not know what he was talking about.[7][8][9][10] CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper was one of the first international correspondents on the ground in Tacloban to report on the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Cooper responded to Sanchez by urging her to visit the area and insisted that his coverage were accurate.[11][12]

On the Wednesday of December 3, 2014 newscast of ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol, the network's chief correspondent and veteran anchor said she hoped Typhoon Ruby (international name for Typhoon Hagupit) would hit Japan instead of the Philippines: "Can’t they just get all of it?"[13]

Six weeks after this incident, Sanchez resigned from her radio show.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Sanchez is married to Mar Roxas, whom she married on October 27, 2009 in Quezon City.[15]

Political and social advocacy[edit]

People's Health Watch[edit]

Presidential Campaign 2016[edit]

To gain support from the LGBT community for the 2016 presidential elections, Korina Sanchez organized #KERIBEKS: The First National Gay Congress of The Philippines, which was a star studded concert held at the Araneta Coliseum which featured job fairs but did not deal with LGBT issues nor did Mar Roxas vocalized support for the LGBT owned by the family of Mar Roxas.[16]


Year Title Network
1986–1988; 1988–1991 Good Morning Philippines/Magandang Umaga/Magandang Umaga Po ABS-CBN
1991–1995 Options ABS-CBN
1992–1996 Hoy Gising! ABS-CBN
1992; 1995–1996; 2001–2004; 2010–2015 TV Patrol ABS-CBN
1996–2001 Balitang K ABS-CBN
2001–2002 Isyu 101 ABS-CBN
2003–2004 Morning Girls with Kris and Korina ABS-CBN
2006–2009 Korina Today ANC
2008 Harapan ABS-CBN
2006–2009 Bandila ABS-CBN
2004–present Rated K ABS-CBN

Awards, honors and recognition[edit]


  • Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Awards[17]

Outstanding Radio Anchor – Korina Sanchez


Asian TV Awards[18]

  • Best Current Affairs Presenter Category: Highly Commended, Korina Sanchez, Rated K (Episode: "Kwento ng Buhay Ko")

Media Newser Philippines’ Media Winner of 2012[19]

  • Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year Award, Korina Sanchez[20]
  • Best Magazine Host for TV, Korina Sanchez
  • Best Public Affairs Program Host for Radio, Korina Sanchez
  • Best Public Affairs Program, 'Tambalang Failon at Sanchez', DZMM
  • Best Magazine Show, Rated K


  1. ^ "TOP LIST: Stars turning 50 in 2014". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Diola, Camille (6 January 2014). "Korina temporarily leaves radio show". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Rosal, Malou E (29 September 2007). "Icon with a K". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Manahan, Millie (June 28, 2016). "LOOK: Korina Sanchez Finishes Her Master's Degree in Journalism (IMAGES)". WheninManila.com. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Korina, proud na proud na naka-graduate". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.korinasanchez.com/about-me.html
  7. ^ De Jesus, Julliane Love (November 15, 2013). "Anderson Cooper to Korina Sanchez: Go to Tacloban". Inquirer.net. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Anderson to Korina: Come to Tacloban, see for yourself". The Philippine Star. November 16, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ Macaraig, Ayee (November 13, 2013). "Cooper responds to Korina, PNoy; praises Filipino strength". Rappler. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  10. ^ Umbao, Ed (November 13, 2013). "Korina Sanchez Reacted on Anderson Cooper's CNN Report". Manila: Philnews.ph. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ Romero, Alexis (November 15, 2013). "CNN's Anderson Cooper tells Korina: Go to Tacloban". Philstar.com. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  12. ^ Cabacungan, Gil (November 16, 2013). "Anderson Cooper-Korina Sanchez tiff goes viral on the Internet". Inquirer.net. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  13. ^ Gutierrez, Natashya (December 7, 2013). "Korina angers netizens over Typhoon Ruby comments". Rappler. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  14. ^ Umbao, Ed (January 4, 2014). "Korina Sanchez Resigned & Vacates Her Radio Show on DZMM". Manila: Philnews.ph. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Mar-Korina wedding 'locked and loaded'". ABS-CBNNews.com. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  16. ^ Sison, Shakira (August 6, 2015). "#KeriBeks: Where gays are the latest political pawns". Rappler. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  17. ^ "ABS-CBN, DZMM are VACC's Best TV/Radio Stations". The Philippine Star. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Pinoy nominees in 2013 Asian Television Awards". Rappler.com. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  19. ^ Lu, Monet (25 January 2013). "Yong Chavez: A woman of passion and dedication". Asian Journal. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  20. ^ Camposano, Jerni May H. (15 February 2009). "What's next for Korina?". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 24 April 2015.