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Korina Sanchez : biography

05 October 1964 -

Korina Maria Sanchez-Roxas (born 5 October 1964) is a multi-awarded Filipina Broadcast Journalist, television news anchor, senior field correspondent, magazine show host, radio anchor and newspaper columnist. She is currently Chief Correspondent for the Integrated News and Current Affairs Division of ABS-CBN Corporation airing on TV Channel 2, AM Radio DZMM and cable TV ANC.

Korina attended St. Theresa's College in Quezon City for her elementary and secondary education, and then Maryknoll College (now Miriam College), where she earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts. Her first love was writing, but she was also active in extra-curriculars like singing, theater, public speaking, and high school varsity volleyball. In college, Korina excelled in courses related to creative writing, thesis writing and speech. Already working at the time, she was a two-time awardee for scholarship of the United States Embassy's Thomas Jefferson study grant for Investigative Journalism which brought her to several colleges and universities in the U.S. for post graduate short courses. She completed a third-level French language course at the Makati-based Alliance Francaise de Manille. Sanchez had inclinations towards the performing arts but believed her "calling had always been in the field of information and communication" and maintains that, before being an on-camera personality, she is "first, a writer".

Awards, Honors and Recognition

Since her early twenties when she started her career Sanchez has received many awards from various award-giving bodies for television here and abroad. Some of these are the Gawad CCP Para saTelebisyon, Community Outstanding Young Achievers Awards, Catholic Mass Media Awards, KBP Golden Dove Awards, PMPC Star Awards, ANAK TV Awards, UPLB Gandingan Awards, USTv Awards, Ateneo de Davao Awards.

Most notable of these awards are the Silver Medal from the New York World Festivals for Television in 2008 for her Investigative Series on Substandard Glutathione Pills proliferating in the Philippines; the Finalist certification for Sanchez as Best Field Correspondent in the New York World Festivals for Television also in 2008 (for her reports on government wire tapping, election results rigging in Davao and an exposé on substandard food supplements); the Broadcast Journalist of the Year award from the Manila Rotary Club Journalism Awards in 2008; Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year Award from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas in 2009; the SWS Nationwide Survey as No. 1 Most Trusted Television Personality in 2009; the Hall of Fame award for Sanchez's show Rated K as Best News Magazine Program in the 2011 Catholic Mass Media awards; the Hall of Fame Award for Sanchez as one of the Most Admired Female TV Personalities from the ANAK TV Awards in 2011; the citation for High Commendation as Best News magazine program host in the Asian TV Awards held in Singapore for 2012.


New York Festivals

  • Finalist Citation for Best News Magazine Format, Rated K (Episode: "This is My Life")

Asian TV Awards

  • Best Current Affairs Presenter Category: Highly Commended, Korina Sanchez, Rated K (Episode: "Kwento ng Buhay Ko")

Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Awards

  • Special Award TeleRadyo category, Rated Korina/ Korina Sanchez

Media Newser Philippines’ Top Media Winner of 2012

Anak TV Seal Awards

  • Anak TV Seal for child sensitive program, Rated K


Catholic Mass Media Awards Hall of Fame Awardee

  • Best News Magazine, Rated K - 2006, 2008, 2010

ANAK TV Seal Awards Makibata Hall of Fame Awardee

  • Most Admired Female Personality, Korina Sanchez - 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Anak TV Seal for child sensitive program, Rated K

25th PMPC Star Awards for TV

  • Best Magazine Program Host
  • Best Magazine Program, Rated K
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