The ABS-CBN news channel on cable introduced Annalisa Burgos and Migs Bustos to the members of the press in a lunch do last week.
Burgos joins the team of Early Edition anchored by TJ Manotoc with Paolo Abrera, Michelle Ong, and Christian Esguerra at 5:30 a.m. Monday to Friday.
The show is the first major assignment for international news anchor Annalisa, the latest addition to ANC’s formidable roster of journalists. The Los Angeles-born journalist brings with her over 17 years of experience, covering the news, business, and lifestyle beats in the USA and later in Asia for organizations like Channel NewsAsia, HGTV, Forbes, CNBC, and Bloomberg.
Annalisa shared why she decided to continue her career in the Philippines and with ANC, which happens to be the only English language 24/7 news channel in the Philippines that is broadcast internationally.
“I admire the company’s journalistic reputation and commitment to informing Filipinos across the world. I grew up watching The Filipino Channel and learned Tagalog by watching it with my grandmother. So many Filipino immigrants rely on ABS-CBN to stay connected to their motherland and I’m honored to be part of this tradition,” she explained. Annalisa revealed that as someone new in the country, she is also able to give a fresh perspective on issues. “I like to challenge the way people see things, so expect to see different points of view. I offer an outsider’s take on what Filipinos may take for granted or miss,” she added.
Also debuting a new face on ANC is Gametime, a 30-minute sports newscast airing weekdays at 9:30 p.m. featuring sports highlights, game recaps, exclusive interviews, and interactive segments presented by upcoming anchor Migs Bustos, a commentator for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and contributes stories to Channel 2’s news program Bandila and articles and analysis to ABS-CBN’s online sports hub, sports.abs-cbn.com. He began his young and promising broadcast career as sports analyst for ABS-CBN S+A sports channel’s The Score, DZMM’s Fastbreak, and ANC’s Hardball, before venturing into news casting as an anchor for ANC Headlines.
Meanwhile, ANC is also introducing a primetime edition of The Bureau, which offers a comprehensive take on international news and events with reports from worldwide news resources.
At the helm of the 7 p.m. edition is Ron Cruz, while Karmina Constantino remains on the 4 p.m. telecast.
Ron is one of ANC’s most loyal anchors, having been with the channel for 21 years. For his new assignment Ron hopes to address the demand of viewers for more global news and stories.
“The world is getting really small and Filipinos want to know what’s happening around the world that directly affects their lives and can affect their businesses here,” he explained.
ABS-CBN Integrated News head Ging Reyes said there are more to come for the channel in 2017 as they further strengthen ANC’s business and political content and programming, and produce more live events like their ANCX series.
“We in ABS-CBN never tire of innovating. We are always restless. We always challenge ourselves to do better. The spirit of adapting to change and delivering what our viewers need continues this year,” she said.
ANC, deemed as the gold standard in Philippine news, has been a partner and the go-to news source of the country’s business leaders and decision-makers for more than two decades.
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