Paolo Bediones

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Barba and the surname or paternal family name is Bediones.
Paolo Bediones
Born Paolo Antonio Barba Bediones
(1974-03-17) March 17, 1974 (age 42)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Entrepreneur, Actor, TV presenter, Journalist, Newscaster, Radio commentator
Years active 1995–present

Paolo Bediones (born March 17, 1974) is a Filipino television host, newscaster, and radio commentator.

Bediones started his career as a commercial model, and later transitioned to television show hosting. He is best known for hosting GMA Network's Extra Challenge and Survivor Philippines.[1] He is now a TV host and the newest newscaster on TV5.

On December 3, 2009, Bediones announced in a press conference that he had signed a three-year exclusive contract with TV5 (formerly ABC-5), owned by TV5 Network Inc. (formerly Associated Broadcasting Company).[2]

Personal life[edit]

His previous girlfriend was former beauty queen Abby Cruz. His late great grandfather was Maximo Bediones (1820–1932). Bediones has three sisters.



Bediones is a former TV host of a defunct MTV Philippines program Para Bos' and Gameplan TV where he won "Best TV Host" alongside co-hosts Suzi Entrata-Abrera and Mondo Castro of the band The Pin-Ups. His previously hosted shows on GMA Network are Channel S, Gameplan, Digital LG Challenge (formerly Digital LG Quiz), Extra Extra, Extra Challenge, ETChing, S-Files, Mornings @ GMA, Whammy! Push Your Luck, Unang Hirit, Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok!, Pinoy Meets World, and Survivor Philippines (Seasons 1 and 2) on GMA 7 and hosted Sapul sa Singko (formerly Sapul) on TV5.

He is expected to return to hosting when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines premieres on TV5 in 2012.

He's now host a public service program called Rescue 5, and also he's now also host a reality show Demolition BJob and a sports program Astig in 2013 on TV5.


Since he did not become a news anchor for GMA News, and due to TV5 can't hire news anchor from ABS-CBN and GMA when Manny Pangilinan acquire TV5 from Tonyboy Cojuangco in late 2009, Bediones became a news anchor of Aksyon alongside Cheryl Cosim and later Erwin Tulfo. This was his first time as a newscaster for News5.

He was also given a public affairs program USI: Under Special Investigation on TV5 which airs every Sunday nights.

On February 18, 2011, Bediones left Aksyon to anchor Aksyon JournalisMO as a replacement for Martin Andanar. There he joined Cheri Mercado and Jove Francisco.

On February 22, 2012, Bediones joined together with Cheri Mercado to anchor a former news program entitled Pilipinas News replacing the former news program, Aksyon Journalismo.

On July 21, 2014, Bediones reunited with Cheryl Cosim for a new news program entitled Aksyon Tonite. This was Paolo's fourth over-all news program on News5 via TV5. He quit in late August, as he will shortly start a new restaurant business


Since Bediones did not become an announcer on GMA's Super Radyo DZBB 594, he became an announcer for Radyo5 92.3 News FM as a member of News5. There, he hosts Sakto kay Paolo, Sakto (rin) kay Cheri and renamed Trabaho Lang with Pilipinas News co-anchor Cheri Mercado airing every weeknight.



Year Title Character Network
2015 Sabado Badoo Cameo Footage Featured GMA Network
2014–2015 Aksyon Sa Umaga News Anchor TV5
2014 Aksyon Tonite News Anchor
2013–2014 Astig! Host
2013–2015 Demolition Job Host
2013-2015 Rescue 5 Host/Team Leader
2012 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines Host/Team Leader
2012–2014 Pilipinas News News Anchor
2012–2013 Good Morning Club Host/Anchor
2011–2012 Sapul sa Singko Host/Anchor
2011–2012 Aksyon JournalisMO News Anchor
2010–2011 Aksyon News Anchor
2010–2012 USI: Under Special Investigation Host
2009 Survivor Philippines: Palau Host GMA Network
2007–2009 Unang Hirit Host
2008 Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok! Host
2008 Survivor Philippines (season 1) Host
2007–2009 Whammy! Push Your Luck Host
2006 Pinoy Meets World Host
2006 Extra Challenge Reloaded Host QTV 11
2006 Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Prof. Brando/Captain B GMA Network
1998–2007 S-Files Host
2001–2003 Digital LG Challenge Host
2003 Para Bos! Host Music Source Inc.
2003–2006 Extra Challenge Host GMA Network
2003 Via Crusis Various
2002 The Great Globe Adventure Host
2002–2003 Extra Ordinaryo Analyst
2002–2003 Extra Horn Performer
2002–2003 Extra Service: Income Exibitionist
2001–2002 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Cameo Appearance
1999–2003 Extra! Extra! Host
1999–2004 Digital LG Quiz Host
1998 Txter's V Host
1997 Gameplan Host
1998–1999 Mornings @ GMA Host
1997–1998 Etching: Entertainment Today w/ Lyn Ching Host
1996–1998 Text Game Show (Philippine TV Game Show) Host
1995–1997 Channel S Host


Year Title Character Network
2012–13 Trabaho Lang with Paolo and Cherie Host Radyo5 92.3 News FM / AksyonTV
2010–12 Sakto kay Paolo, Sakto rin kay Cherie Host Radyo5 92.3 News FM


Year Title Role Network
2009 Shake Rattle & Roll XI Newscaster Regal Films
2005 Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom Haring Bantayan Imus Productions
2003 Walang Kapalit Teddy Viva Films
2014 Paolo Bediones Scandal Paolo Bediones XVideos

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Winner, Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host for S-Files - 2005 PMPC Star Awards For Television (Tied w/ Boy Abunda of "The Buzz")
  • Winner, Best Reality Competition Program Hosts for Extra Challenge - PMPC Star Awards For Television (2004, 2005 & 2006) (w/ Ethel Booba)
  • Winner, Best Travel Show Hosts for Pinoy Meets World - 21st PMPC Star Awards For Television 2007 (w/ Miriam Quiambao)
  • Winner, Best Reality Show Host for Survivor Philippines - 23rd PMPC Star Awards For Television (2009)
  • Hall of Fame Winner - Aliw Awards (2000–2006)

See also[edit]