Korina Sanchez

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Korina Sanchez-Roxas
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Korina Sanchez in Bandila
Korina María Baluyut Sánchez

(1964-10-05) 5 October 1964 (age 55) [1]
Nationality Flag of the Philippines.svg Filipino
Other namesKorina, Koring, K
Years active1926-present
Notable credit(s)
  • Rated K Host (2004–present)
  • TV Patrol Guest Anchor (1987-1992)
    Anchor (1995–1996, 2001–2004, 2010–2015)
  • Harapan Host (2008–2009)
  • Bandila Anchor (2006–2009)
  • Balitang K Anchor (1996–2001)
Mar Roxas (m. 2009)
Website www.korinasanchezroxas.com

Korina María B. Sanchez-Roxas (born October 5, 1964), known professionally as Korina Sanchez, is a Filipino 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 ABS-CBN Corporation airing on TV Channel 2, AM Radio DZMM and cable TV ABS-CBN News Channel. She also has a regular column in The Philippine Star entitled That Does It, as well as a Tagalog column entitled K Ka Lang in its sister newspaper, Pilipino Star Ngayon . She is the wife of Mar Roxas, the former Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government.



Sánchez attended St. Theresa's College and Ateneo De Manila where she graduated with a master's degree in Journalism on June 26, 2016. [4] [5]


In 2013, Sanchez drew flak among netizens due to her remarks on her now-defunct DZMM radio show Rated Korina on Anderson Cooper's reporting for Tacloban. She claimed that the journalist did not know what he was talking about. [6] [7] [8] [9] CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper was one of the first international correspondents on the ground in Tacloban to report on the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Cooper responded to Sanchez by urging her to visit the area and insisted that his coverage was accurate. [10] [11]

On December 3, 2014 newscast of ABS-CBN's TV Patrol, Sanchez said she hoped Typhoon Ruby (international name for Typhoon Hagupit) would hit Japan instead of the Philippines: "Can’t they just get all of it?" [12]

Six weeks after this incident, Sanchez was removed from her radio show. [13]

Personal life

Sánchez married Mar Róxas on October 27, 2009 in Quezon City. [14]

Presidential campaign 2016

To gain support from the LGBT community for the 2016 presidential elections, Sánchez organized #KERIBEKS: The First National Gay Congress of The Philippines, which was a star studded concert held at the Araneta Coliseum (owned by the family of Mar Roxas) which featured job fairs but did not deal with LGBT issues nor did Mar Roxas vocalize support for the LGBT. [15]

Awards, honors and recognition


30th PMPC Star Awards for Television


Outstanding Radio Anchor – Korina Sanchez


Asian TV Awards [19]

Media Newser Philippines’ Media Winner of 2012 [20]

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