Statusmarried NameAnthony Taberna Other namesTunying, Ka Tonying RoleBroadcaster
OccupationJournalist SpouseRossel Taberna (m. 2008) ReligionIglesia ni Cristo EducationNew Era University
BornJanuary 16, 1975 (age 46) (1975-01-16) Nueva Ecija, Philippines ChildrenZoey TabernaHelga Taberna NominationsPMPC Star Awards for TV Best Public Service Program Host AwardsPMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male Newscaster, PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Morning Show Host TV showsUmagang Kay Ganda, Ako Ang Simula, Iba‑Balita, Pinoy True Stories, XXX: Exklusibong - Explosibo Similar PeopleAtom Araullo, Pinky Webb, Bernadette Sembrano, Winnie Cordero, Julius Babao
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Antonio Talens Taberna, Jr., also known as Anthony Taberna or Ka Tunying, (born January 16, 1975) is a Filipino broadcast journalist and radio commentator.
At ABS-CBN, Taberna has hosted television and radio programs covering news and public affairs. He is one of the host of Umagang Kay Ganda (where he gained popularity in the segment "Punto por Punto") and XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé. As a DZMM commentator, Taberna is one of the lead anchors for Dos Por Dos, a daily morning and late afternoon show, along with Gerry Baja. He is also the former anchor of Iba-Balita and Mano Mano former in Studio 23 now later anchor of News+ in ABS-CBN Sports+Action.
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Taberna is a Mass Communication graduate of New Era University. He started his career as a part-time news writer at DZEC in 1992, operated by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. In 1997, he transferred to DZMM, a radio network owned by ABS-CBN, where he became a Radyo Patrol reporter. In January 2000, he joined Gerry Baja in "Ito Ang Radyo Patrol" (lit. This is Radio Patrol). The tandem then moved on to Gising Pilipinas in 2002, before they were given their own show, "Dos Por Dos" (lit. Two by Two), which airs every weekday mornings and late afternoons.
As a television host, Taberna was featured in the morning show Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas and in the documentary program Kalye: Mga Kwento ng Lansangan.
He is currently celebrating his 25th year as a journalist and media man.
Iglesia Ni Cristo Controversies
On August 30, 2015, Anthony Taberna announced that he will take a leave of absence from his two shows on ABS-CBN,citing "conflict of interest" due to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). Taberna is one of the personalities surfaced in the recent INC members' peaceful assembly in EDSA last August 30.
Taberna is married to former broadcast journalist Rossel Velasco, they have two daughters named Zoey and Helga Taberna. He's a member of Iglesia ni Cristo. During the 2015 Iglesia ni Cristo leadership controversy, Taberna's coffee shop was shot down by the 3 unknown men.