Know Niña Corpuz:
Niña Corpuz is one of the most recognizable reporters of ABS-CBN. Among her varied interests are underwater creatures and ice cream. She loves to listen to alternative rock and ocassional celtic music. Her favorite movies are Gone with the Wind, My Bestfriend's Wedding, and Pretty Woman and also she loves to read books especially those who written by Nick Hornby, Mary Doria Russel, George R.R. Martin and Audrey Niffenger.
The charming host temporarily took a leave from ABS-CBN as she recently left the country to take a short course in international broadcast journalism at the Cardiff University in Wales. Not only was she one of the only two broadcast journalists accepted from over eight hundred applicants across the country, she is also the recipient of a British Chevening scholarship grant.
Niña joined ABS-CBN’s third cadetship program after graduating from University of the Philippines (UP) cum laude, a six-month training which included Jay Ruiz, Camilla Kim, Pier Pastor, Liza Reyes, and Kaye Langit-Luistro, among others.
Niña has been part of ABS-CBN media, where she believes her assignments, ranging from interviewing politicians to covering murders and criminal cases, had helped her improve and mature into what she is today.
It is quality, tempered by her work experience in ABS-CBN, which made her eligible to pursue further studies in a prestigious university. She looks forward to coming back and return to ABS-CBN so that she may share the knowledge and experience she gains abroad. In turn, viewers are also anticipating her return as anchor for TV Patrol World’s “Star Patrol.”
Niña is a graduate of UP Diliman, where she finished Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication cum laude.
In 2001 she began her career as a reporter for Studio 23's News Central where she started doing feature stories, and then later on covered the Malacañang beat. She was then recruited as a TV Patrol police reporter, designated to the general assignments beat.
In 2003, Niña was diverted to the Entertainment field, which then led to her co-anchoring the showbiz segment of Magandang Umaga Bayan with Ogie Diaz, Showbiz Number 1 and TV Patrol's Star Patrol.
Niña studied International Broadcast Journalism in 2005 at Cardiff University in Wales through the British Chevening scholarship, one of only two broadcast journalists chosen from over 800 candidates.
She felt that she is more inclined to the serious side of news, and now she's back doing hard news reports. She now anchors ANC's Balitang Europe and DZMM programs Pasada Sais Trenta Sabado, Radyo Patrol Balita Linggo and Magandang Gabi Dok. She is also a contributing writer for The Philippine Star, and is also busy with her blogspot, niñascoops.blogspot.com. Last June, Niña was awarded the Media For Labor Rights Prize by the United Nation's labor arm, International Labour Organization, for her article Filipino Domestic Workers, Between Justice and Survival.
The National Commission of the Arts (NCCA) is a policy-making and grant-giving body and is the Philippine lead arm for arts and culture. An award is given to an individual artist or group that has reaped top honors in competitions abroad annually.
Multi-Disciplinary Arts, one of the categories is where Nina Corpuz's winning article reaped honors from NCCA and awarded by the International Labor Organization, in Turin Italy. Her article, "Filipino Domestic Worker: the struggle for justice and survival," bested 50 entries of journalists worldwide, for Media for Labour Rights Prize 2010. (Read the article here: http://www.facebook.com/
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