Karen Davila

Kristine Karen Lising Davila–Sta. Ana (born November 21, 1970), publicly known as Karen Davila, is a Filipino journalist, radio broadcaster, newsreader, and television presenter.

Karen Davila
Kristine Karen Lising Davila[1]

(1970-11-21) November 21, 1970 (age 50)[1]
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
OccupationRadio broadcaster, newsreader, journalist, television presenter
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Daryl Jake "DJ" Sta. Ana[1]



Year Title Role Network
2021–present The World Tonight Anchor Kapamilya Channel / ANC
2010–present Headstart ANC
2010–2020 Bandila ABS-CBN
2004–2010 TV Patrol
2001–2003 ABS-CBN Headlines
1995–1998 Saksi GMA Network

Early lifeEdit

Davila went to high school at the Colegio San Agustin-Makati, where she was classmates with Pinky Webb and Kris Aquino.[2] She took a degree of Bachelor of Arts major in Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines, Dilliman, Quezon City.[1]


As a professional journalist, she has received awards internationally, including an award from the New York Festival and the Ten Outstanding Young Men Awards for Broadcast Journalism in 2008. She has more than 20 awards in the professional journalism field from both local and international organizations. She was one of People Asia Magazine's People of the Year in 2013. She was also recognized by the Philippine Senate as one of the Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS). Esquire Magazine named her the Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015, citing beauty and brains as the sheer formula for the declaration.[1][3][4]

Personal lifeEdit

Davila is married to Daryl Jake "DJ" Sta. Ana, Head of Operations for TV5's News5. Together, they have two (2) children, David Joshua and Lucas Emmanuel.[citation needed] She is an advocate for people with special needs, children's rights, government transparency, and journalism.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Karen Davila Biography - PINOYSTOP". PinoyStop.com. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Colegio San Agustin holds Batch '88 homecoming". Yahoo! Philippines. August 4, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Inspiring Woman: Karen Davila". Thespoiledmummy.com. February 10, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Karen Davila named 'Sexiest Woman Alive'". News.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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