|Other names Alex Santos|
Name Alex Santos
Spouse Joanna Gomez
|Full Name Alexander Hidalgo Santos|
Born June 10, 1970 (age 52) (1970-06-10) Davao City, Philippines
Occupation TV Anchor, Reporter, Journalist, Host, Radio Commentator, News Director
Employer Aliw Broadcasting Corporation 2014-presentABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation 1993-2014
Children Juan AlejandroJoaquin AlbertoJavier Alfonzo
Education Holy Cross of Davao College, Ateneo de Davao University
TV shows TV Patrol, Umagang Kay Ganda, TV Patrol Weekend
Awards PMPC Star Awards for TV Best morning show Host
Nominations PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male Newscaster
Similar People Bernadette Sembrano, Pinky Webb, Winnie Cordero, Anthony Taberna, Julius Babao
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.
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.
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. From 2009, he was one of the co-hosts XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé before being replaced by Anthony Taberna in 2010.
A year after, he left ABS-CBN, now a news director at DWIZ 882 kHz and a news anchor of PTV.
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).