Pia Arcangel

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Pia Arcangel
Maria Pia N. Arcangel

(1978-12-08) December 8, 1978 (age 40)
Other namesPia Ate P
OccupationNews anchor, Reporter, Host
Years active2001-Present
AgentGMA News and Public Affairs (2003-present)
Spouse(s)Mico Halili
WebsitePia Arcangel on Instagram

Maria Pia N. Arcangel (born December 8, 1978), known professionally as Pia Arcangel, is a Filipina television newscaster and journalist in the Philippines.


Arcangel started as a courtside reporter for the UAAP basketball games aired over Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports and Action).[1][2] In 2003, she became one of the hosts of the morning show Unang Hirit of GMA Network.[3] She also hosted the children's show Art Angel with Tonipet Gaba and Krystal Reyes where she along with his co-hosts won awards during the 21st,[4] 22nd[5] and 23rd[6] PMPC Star Awards for Television as Best Children Show Hosts. In QTV/Q (now GMA News TV), she co-anchored Balitanghali with Raffy Tima for 9 years until Connie Sison permanently replaced her since November 10, 2014.[7]

She is currently a co-anchor of 24 Oras Weekend and Saksi.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Arcangel is the daughter of Clotilde N. Arcangel, Dean of the UST College of Education.[9]

She finished high school at Assumption Antipolo and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2000.

Arcangel is married to sportscaster, Mico Halili.[10] Their love story is featured in GMA News TV program Wagas where Glaiza de Castro portrayed Arcangel opposite Archie Alemania who portrayed Halili.[11]


  1. ^ "LOOK: #Throwback pics of 10 Kapuso anchors and reporters". GMA News Online. December 12, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Viloria, Barry (July 15, 2015). "Ateneo courtside reporters: Where are they now?". ABS-CBN SPORTS. ABS-CBN. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "LOOK: 5 Kapuso newscasters among 'Top 10 Hottest Newswomen'". GMA News Online. March 26, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "PEP: PMPC holds annual Star Awards". GMA News Online. November 19, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "PEP: GMA bags PMPC's 'Best Station' award". GMA News Online. December 1, 2008. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Bonifacio, Julie (December 1, 2009). "ABS-CBN hailed as Best Station in the 23rd Star Awards for Television". ABS-CBN.COM. ABS-CBN. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Glorioso, Bot (April 16, 2011). "Noontime late-breakers with Raffy & Pia". The Philippine Star. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "GMA News and Public Affairs announces big changes in news lineup". GMA News Online. November 8, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  9. ^ Rojas, Joy (September 2, 2011). "My inspiration". lifestyle.inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Pia Arcangel and Mico Halili: 10 years down, forever to go". GMA News Online. January 27, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Pia Arcangel and Mico Halili Love Story sa 'Wagas'". GMA News Online. January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2016.

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