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Years active  2005-present
Name  Lia Cruz
Role  Host

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Full Name  Maria Michelina Diaz de Rivera Cruz
Born  July 13, 1985 (age 38) (1985-07-13)
Education  Ateneo de Manila University
Similar  Ginger Conejero, Rosebud Benitez, Phoemela Baranda

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Maria Michelina Diaz de Rivera Cruz (born July 13, 1985) commonly known as Lia Cruz is a Filipina television host, magazine columnist, endorser and sportscaster in the Philippines. Lia is currently with TV5 as a news anchor for TV5's late-night newscast Aksyon Tonite.


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Life and career

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Lia was born Maria Michelina Diaz de Rivera Cruz on July 13, 1985. Lia is noted for being one of the youngest and most popular female sportscasters in the Philippines, from her stints as the main host for BTV under Solar Sports and as a courtside reporter for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

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Lia writes in a stylish magazine as columnist for Candy Magazine, a youth female magazine for young teenage girls published by Summit Media. She is an endorser of Adidas products in the Philippines.


Lia is an AB Communication graduate of Ateneo de Manila University. She began her career, even before her cable channel gigs, as she clinched a courtside student-reporting stint in the 2005 and 2006 for Ateneo at the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) collegiate basketball league on Studio 23. Lia's former TV projects include House of Hoops (ABC 5), Man and Machine (MTV, Studio 23) Auto Extreme (Solar Sports), U-Rock (radio show on NU107), and DJ on Heart 103.5.

In 2011, Lia joins as one of the newest hosts of 'Sapul Sa 5' which airs daily mornings on TV5 (formerly ABC 5), this was her return to Kapatid Network after 4 years since her last hosting of the "House Of Hoops" aired on ABC.

TV shows

  • UAAP Basketball games (Studio 23, 2005-2006) - courtside reporter
  • PBL (Studio 23, 2001-2005; Solar TV 2009-2010)
  • Auto Extreme (Solar Sports, 2005–present)
  • House Of Hoops (TV5, 2006)
  • Man and Machine (MTV, 2008-2009)
  • PBA (TV5, 2008-2009; Solar TV 2008-2010) - courtside reporter
  • Sapul Sa 5 (TV5, 2010-2012) - host
  • Tech Trip (TV5, 2010–present) - host
  • Pilipinas News (TV5, 2012-2014) - AKSYON Weather anchor
  • Aksyon Tonite (TV5, 2014–present) - co-anchor with Ed Lingao and Marga Vargas
  • Radio

  • Heart 103.5 "103.5 Wow FM" (as a DJ, 2002-2005)
  • U-Rock (NU 107, 2005-2010)

  • References

    Lia Cruz Wikipedia