Mornings @ ANC

Mornings @ ANC was an early morning news and talk program of the ABS-CBN News Channel in the Philippines. The show replaced the network's previous morning show Breakfast. It features all the information needed, ranging from news, both local and around the world, technology, sports, health, environment and entertainment news, along with the latest trends affecting Filipinos here and abroad. It aired on weekdays from 5:30 am to 8:00 am (PST).

Mornings @ ANC
The final title card of Mornings @ ANC used from 2015 to 2017
GenreNews program
Talk show
Developed byABS-CBN News
Presented byPaolo Abrera
David Celdran
Ginger Conejero
Gigi Grande
Christian Esguerra
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageEnglish
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time150 minutes
Original networkABS-CBN News Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 3, 2006 (2006-07-03) –
February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24)
Preceded byBreakfast (program)
Umagang Kay Ganda and On the Money (5:30 am to 8:00 am on October 23, 2015)
Followed byMarket Edge with Cathy Yang
News Now and On the Money (after move to 5:30 am timeslot)
Early Edition


The program was first aired in 2006 as part of the re-branding of ANC, originally anchored by Ricky Carandang, Marieton Pacheco, TJ Manotoc and Niña Corpuz. It was started as a 2+12-hour program aired right after Magandang Umaga Pilipinas (then replaced by Umagang Kay Ganda) after Corpuz left then, she was replaced by Gretchen Fullido thereafter.

In 2008, the original 2+12-hour runtime of the show was reduced to 2 hours. Ron Cruz joined the show replacing Carandang, when the latter was moved to anchor News at 8. Meanwhile, Fullido was replaced by beauty queen turned entertainment reporter Ginger Conejero.

Former ABS-CBN Australia Bureau chief Gigi Grande joined the group and replaced Pacheco who marks her last day with the show on July 17, 2009, to embark a new life with her family in Canada and was assigned to be ABS-CBN North America Bureau correspondent.[1]

In 2010, TJ Manotoc left the show to join Ces Oreña-Drilon for ABS-CBN News Channel's new primetime newscast The Rundown, he was replaced by equally sports enthusiast and broadcaster Paolo Abrera who joins Ginger Conejero, Ron Cruz, and Gigi Grande in the show, to take over the sports and technology beats and get to push his advocacy for nature in the all-new "Going Green" segment.[2]

Broadcast journalist Pinky Webb, who used to anchor Dateline Philippines officially joined Mornings @ ANC on October 10, 2011, as she switched places with veteran broadcast journalist Gigi Grande. Grande joined TJ Manotoc on Dateline Philippines, the ANC's longest running newscast.[3]

In August 2014, TJ Manotoc made his comeback to Mornings @ ANC, and replaced longtime anchor Ron Cruz, who will be taking over the anchor chair of the noontime newscast Dateline Philippines opposite Karmina Constantino.[4] Eventually, Ron Cruz returned shortly when Manotoc was sent in the United States to cover the NBA finals of that same year.

In April 2015, former NCAA & PBA courtside reporter and Myx VJ Ai dela Cruz replaced long time host Ginger Conejero.

Seasoned ABS-CBN News anchor Pinky Webb resigned from her post to join the newly launched CNN Philippines as reported which is known to be headed by Jing Magsaysay, one of her former colleagues in ABS-CBN News Channel.[5] She was temporarily replaced by Karmina Constantino and one of the show's original host Niña Corpuz.

After Corpuz short stint as main anchor and host, veteran business news journalist Nancy Irlanda formally rejoined the network on June 15, 2015, via the morning show Mornings @ ANC and served as permanent replacement of Pinky Webb.[6]

Following the revamp on programming and the logo of ANC on October 26, 2015, the morning show moves to an earlier timeslot (5:30 am – 8:00 am) replacing the channel's simulcast of Umagang Kay Ganda from sister station ABS-CBN from 5:30 am to 7:30 am. and the replay of On the Money from 7:30 am to 8:00 am. It also moved their studios to 8 Rockwell Building, Rockwell Center in Makati (Rockwell Center is a property operated by the Lopez Holdings Corporation, the ultimate parent of ANC and ABS-CBN) with the revamp, newer hosts were added, including the return of Ginger Conejero after leaving the show for just 6 months in April 2015. The former timeslot from 9:00 am to 11:00 am are now being replaced with the morning edition of Market Edge with Cathy Yang, News Now and On the Money.

The show aired its final broadcast on February 24, 2017 and was replaced by a new morning show Early Edition on February 27, 2017.[7]

Final hostsEdit

Former hostsEdit


  1. ^ "ANC bids Marieton Pacheco farewell". Retrieved July 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Paolo Abrera joins ANC; TJ Manotoc moves to primetime". Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "Pinky Webb joins 'Mornings@ANC'". Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "ANC reshuffles anchors". Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "ABS-CBN's Pinky Webb to join CNN Philippines?". Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Nancy Irlanda to return to ANC". Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Former Channel NewsAsia Anchor Annalisa Burgos Joins ANC". Retrieved February 20, 2017.

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