Pia Gutierrez joins “The World Tonight”
MANILA – Award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Davila returns to “TV Patrol” as one of the main presenters as ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast strengthens its mission to serve Filipinos around the world with news and events. information that matters to them.
Davila joins seasoned news anchors Henry Omaga-Diaz and Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo to lead the 34-year-old news program that is committed to bringing fair and accurate news to as many Filipinos as possible, especially in this time of year. critical for our country.
The announcement of Davila’s return came just a day after Noli de Castro left “TV Patrol” as he seeks a political return to the May 2022 election.
With the departure of the veteran presenter, the iconic trio of de Castro, Korina Sanchez and Ted Failon have all left and left the news program.
Davila will be back on “TV Patrol” from Monday October 11th.
The last time she was on the news as the main presenter was from 2004 to 2010 with Julius Babao and Failon. She then moved to host the late night TV news “Bandila” with Babao and Ces Drilon.
Davila began her career as a documentary writer-presenter for “Probe Team” and was part of the ABS-CBN investigative journalism series “The Correspondents”.
She also moderated the presidential debates and televised sessions of the World Economic Forum-East Asia Summit.
She has won international awards for her in-depth reporting on children and street drugs, children in prison and the environmental disaster of Marcopper Mining.
Davila has also won the TOYM (The Outstanding Young Men) and TOWNS (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service) awards and was the Rotary Club of Manila Journalist of the Year in 2004.
Most recently, she was named the National Laureate for Best News Presenter for ANC “Headstart” at the Asian Academy Creative Awards.
Besides “Headstart,” Davila also has a thriving YouTube vlog and recently launched a Spotify podcast.
Meanwhile, senior reporter Pia Gutierrez will take Davila’s place in the ANC’s “The World Tonight” anchor desk with Tony Velasquez from Monday as well.
Gutierrez, who currently covers President Rodrigo Duterte and is part of the Malacanang Press Corps, began her career as a reporter at the regional ABS-CBN station in Baguio in 2006. She joined ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs in 2010.
“TV Patrol” airs Monday through Friday, 6:30 p.m. on ANC and TeleRadyo on cable and satellite TV, overseas via TFC and online on ABS-CBN News’ YouTube channel, news.abs- cbn.com, or listen to audio streaming through the ABS-CBN radio service app.
“The World Tonight” airs Monday through Friday, 9 p.m. on ANC and 10:40 p.m. on Kapamilya, and is also available on iWantTFC, TFC and other digital platforms of ABS-CBN News.