Alex Santos (newscaster)

Alex Santos
Santos in 2011
Alexander Hidalgo Santos

(1970-06-10) June 10, 1970 (age 51)
Other names Alex Santos
Education Ateneo de Davao University
Occupation News Anchor, Reporter, Journalist, Host, Radio Commentator, News Director
Employer PTV (2017–present)
Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (UNTV) (2016–2017)
Aliw Broadcasting Corporation (2014–present)
ABS-CBN Corporation (1993–2014)
Spouse(s) Joanna Gómez-Santos
Children Juan Alejandro
Joaquin Alberto
Javier Alfonzo
Relatives Alain H. Santos, Albert H.Santos, Alan H. Santos

Alexander Hidalgo Santos (born June 10, 1970 in Davao City), professionally known as Alex Santos, is a Filipino field reporter who is currently a news anchor for PTV 4, news director for DWIZ, and a former newscaster and television host for ABS-CBN and DZMM.[1][2]



Santos graduated elementary and high school from Holy Cross of Davao College, a private, Catholic institution in Davao City. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ateneo de Davao University.


Television career

Santos began his career as a television reporter and newsreader with TV Patrol Southern Mindanao (previously known as TV Patrol Mindanao) from 1993 to 1996. He also hosted a local variety show Alas Kwatro of ABS-CBN Davao. In 1996, he transferred to Metro Manila to become a news editor for regional affiliates of ABS-CBN Corporation's Sarimanok News Network (now ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel), a position he held until 2006.

In 1998, Santos has been started his career as sportscaster and courtside reporter of the newly formed Metropolitan Basketball Association (a regional-professional basketball league), first as a sideline reporter during the MBA's maiden season in 1998, and later as a play-by-play commentator In 1999. The MBA has been produced by ABS-CBN Sports and covered on Studio 23.

At DZMM, he anchored the weekday edition of Radyo Patrol Balita: Alas Kuwatro also with Bernadette Sembrano (replaced Jasmin Romero in 2011) and All Aboard! Pinoy Abroad! with Maresciel Yao.

He began anchoring TV Patrol Weekend alongside Bernadette Sembrano On July 8, 2006, and In 2007 became a presenter on the morning show Umagang Kay Ganda. In 2009 he was one of the co-hosts of the investigative program XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé and was later replaced by Anthony Taberna.

A year after, he left ABS-CBN, now a news director at DWIZ 882 kHz and a news anchor of PTV.

Personal life

He is married to Joanna Gomez-Santos, Vice President for TV Production Operations of ABS-CBN Corporation, and together they have three sons: Juan Alejandro (Juancho), Joaquin Alberto (Joaquin) and Javier Alfonzo (Javi).

Television and radio programs

Year Title Network
2020–present Ulat Bayan PTV
2018-2019 Crime Desk
2017-2018 Sentro Balita
2017-2018 PTV's Kilos Pronto[3]
2017, 2018–2020 PTV News
2016–2017 UNTV's Kilos Pronto UNTV
2015–present Ratsada Balita DWIZ
2014–present Columnist (Walang Sinasanto) Pilipino Mirror Tabloid
Usapang GOCC, Serbisyong OGCC DWIZ
2014-until December Kasangga Mo ang Langit sa IZ
2014–present IZ Balita Nationwide Umagang Edition (with Rey Langit)
IZ Balita Nationwide Tanghaling Edition (solo)
2011–2012 All Aboard, Pinoy Abroad DZMM
2007–2013 Umagang Kay Ganda ABS-CBN
2006–2011 TV Patrol Weekend
2005–2013 Radyo Patrol Balita: Alas Kwatro DZMM
2011 Ang Hirap Matuto - An ABSCBN News and Current Affairs Special Report ABS-CBN
2009–2010 XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé
2008 Upload 2008 - An ABS-CBN Yearend Special
2002 Kumikitang Kabuhayan
1998-1999 Metropolitan Basketball Association Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports and Action, rebranded since 2016 as S+A)
1993-1996 TV Patrol Mindanao ABS-CBN Davao


  1. ^ Sembrano, Bernadette (24 July 2011). "How to beat Bell's Palsy (Second of two parts)Entertainment". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ Sanchez, Rowena Joy A. (March 26, 2013). "Cesar Montano finally speaks out about his son's death". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ Gabinete, Jojo (February 19, 2017). "New PTV4 head reacts to rumors about signing up Kris Aquino, other celebs" (in Filipino). Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved August 5, 2017.

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