The following are the most popular, wealthiest, and most influential Philippine female news anchors and broadcast journalists (in no order).
The veteran 62-year old newscaster Mel Tiangco is probably one of the oldest in this list (second only to Tina Monzon-Palma), but her influence is bigger than any other female journalist in the Philippines.
Working on TV since the 1980s, Tingaco earned both fame and fortune. She has an estimated net worth of P180 million.
Kapuso Jessica Soho is probably the most awarded Filipino female journalist. The 54-year-old from La Union has been working on TV since 1985 and has an estimated net worth of around P170 million.
Jessica is not only the most awarded female journalist but also the most respected.
Kristin Karen Dávila, 46 and born on November 21, 1970. She’s married to the Head of Operations of News5 in TV5. She’s been active on TV from 1993 until today.
She began in GMA Network, and then, later moved to ABS-CBN. She has won several awards internationally and locally.
Davila is probably the leading female journalist of ABS-CBN and has an estimated net worth of P160 million.
The wife of former DILG secretary Mar Roxas is also a veteran journalist and TV personality.
Korina Maria Sanchez-Roxas (born 5 October 1964), known professionally as Korina Sanchez, is a Hong Kong-born Filipino broadcast journalist, television news anchor, senior field correspondent, magazine show host, radio anchor and newspaper columnist. Korina has an estimated net worth of around P160 million.
Cecilia Victoria Oreña-Drilon (born July 8, 1961), better known as Ces Drilon, is a Filipino broadcast journalist. She presented news and public affairs programs for the News and Current Affairs division of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, which she joined in 1989.
Drilon has an estimated net worth of around P155 million.
Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Dominguez Sembrano Aguinaldo in real life is 41 years old and born on February 18, 1976.
She started her career in IBC in 1997 as a newscaster. In 1998, she moved to GMA Network. She was the original host of Wish Ko Lang. She began working on ABS-CBN in 2004.
Sembrano has an estimated net worth of P75 million.
Victoria “Vicky” Morales-Reyno, 47 and born on July 13, 1969. She started as a broadcast journalist in 1991 in GMA. She’s immensely visible on TV in shows Wish Ko Lang, Good News Kasama si Vicky Morales, and 24-Oras.
Vicky Morales has an estimated net worth of around P75 million.
Cheryl Kathleen Cosim, 43 and born on 7 February 1974. She previously worked on ABS-CBN from 1996 to 2010 and moved to TV5 in 2010. She has 4 awards under her name.
Cosim is a former beauty queen and has an estimated net worth of around P60 million.
Joanna Marie Pagaspas Webb, known as Pinky Webb (born June 11, 1970) is a Filipino broadcast journalist currently working for CNN Philippines. She is the daughter of Freddie Webb and a sister of Jason and Hubert Webb.
As the face of CNN Philippines, Webb has an estimated net worth of around P130 million.
Tina Monzon-Palma (born Maria Cristina Mapa Monzon on March 29, 1951) is a prominent Filipina anchorwoman.
As a veteran broadcast journalist, Palma was a reporter who maintained “strength, courage, and dignity” during Martial Law in the Philippines. She is one of the first female news anchors on Philippine television.
Tina began her work as one of the first news anchors of GMA Network when she first anchored News at Seven, The 11:30 Report and later GMA Headline News before she left in 1992 when Tina moved to the reopened TV5 (six years of post-EDSA revolution) and later ABS-CBN til present.
Palma has an estimated net worth of around P180 million
Maria Pia N. Arcangel, 38 and born on December 8, 1978. She’s married Mico Halili. She’s been working on GMA Network since 2001.
A young Pia has an estimated net worth of around P50 million.
Cheche Lázaro (born Cecilia Aldaba-Lim in 1945), is an acclaimed Filipino broadcast journalist and the founding President of Probe Productions Inc. as well as an Editor-at-Large of online news website Rappler.
Lázaro was also the chairperson of the broadcast department at the University of the Philippines. Currently, she is a member and board advisor at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.
Lazaro has an estimated net worth of P80 million
Kara Patria David, 43 and born on September 12, 1973. She began her career in GMA in 1997. She’s a multi-awarded broadcast journalist and has received various international nominations and awards. One of the most prestigious awards she received was a Peabody award. She has numerous awards locally.
Kara has an estimated net worth of P90 million.
Rhea Santos-de Guzman (born June 1, 1979) is a broadcast journalist, Host and newscaster in the Philippines. She currently co-anchors GMA Network’s Unang Hirit and hosts other news and public affairs programs.
Rhea graduated from St. Scholastica’s Academy Marikina (Grade School and High School) and finished AB Mass Communication, Magna Cum Laude, from St. Paul College Quezon City.
Married with 2 children, Santos has an estimated net worth of around P50 million.