There’s a new morning show on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel to jumpstart our day with the top news and business stories in the country and around the globe.
“Early Edition,” anchored by TJ Manotoc and Annalisa Burgos, debuted last Monday (Feb 27) to deliver the latest news, financial updates, and breaking news reports as early as 5:30 am from Monday to Friday.
The fast-paced news-oriented program also features veteran broadcaster Paolo Abrera and ANC news correspondents Michelle Ong and Christian Esguerra to help TJ and Annalisa in arming viewers with significant and relevant information and analysis that they can use as they face another busy day ahead.
To add spice in the morning, “Early Edition” will also have sports, lifestyle, and entertainment news, and live discussions on the trending topics in the country and in the world today. Resident ANC analyst Richard Heydarian will also be there to explain and dissect issues on foreign relations and foreign policy.
The show formally introduces Annalisa as the newest anchor of ANC, considered as the gold standard in news and analysis in the Philippines. The Los Angeles-born international journalist brings with her over 17 years of experience as a multi-media journalist covering news, business, and lifestyle beats in Asia, New York City, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles.
Prior to joining ANC, Annalisa was an anchor and lifestyle correspondent for Channel NewsAsia’s regional English-language morning show “FirstLook Asia,” where she got to interview global newsmakers. She also hosted a popular weekly food and travel series “What’s Cooking,” covering topics like luxury travel in Japan, fine dining on the Mekong River and sustainable farming in Central Vietnam.
Before moving to Asia, Annalisa was a New York-based anchor, reporter and editor for several major media companies, including Yahoo, HGTV, Forbes, CNBC and Bloomberg. She graduated from UCLA and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Aside from “Early Edition,” she also fronts “News Now” on ANC at 10am and 11am.
Catch “Early Edition” on ANC and ANC HD from Monday to Friday at 5:30am. For more information, visit news.abs-cbn.com/anc, or follow ANC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ANCalerts) and Twitter (@ANCalerts).
About ABS-CBN Corporation
ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile. In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.
ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, is the country’s first 24/7 English language all-news cable channel and the go-to news source of the country’s business leaders and decision-makers in the past 20 years. Considered the gold standard in Philippine news, ANC offers its viewers news, commentary, analysis, live coverage, and features on important and relevant events and issues here and abroad. True to its pioneering ways, ANC is also the first local news channel to establish its presence online. In 2016, ANC launched its high-definition cable channel (ANC HD). ANC is part of ABS-CBN Corporation, the leading media and entertainment company in the Philippines. For more information, follow ANC on Twitter (@ancalerts), Facebook (www.facebook.com/ANCalerts) or visit its microsite at news.abs-cbn.com/anc.