Pia Arcangel is a Filipina television newscaster and journalist in the Philippines.

Pia Arcangel
Other namesPia; Ate P
OccupationNews anchor, reporter, host
Years active2001–present
AgentGMA News and Public Affairs (2003–present)
Spouse(s)Mico Halili
WebsitePia Arcangel on Instagram


Arcangel started as a courtside reporter for the UAAP basketball games aired over Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports and Action).[1][2] In 2003, she became one of the hosts of the morning show Unang Hirit of GMA Network.[3] She also hosted the children's show Art Angel with Tonipet Gaba and Krystal Reyes where she along with his co-hosts won awards during the 21st,[4] 22nd[5] and 23rd[6] PMPC Star Awards for Television as Best Children Show Hosts. In QTV/Q (now GMA News TV), she co-anchored Balitanghali with Raffy Tima for 9 years until Connie Sison permanently replaced her since November 10, 2014.[7]

She is currently a co-anchor of 24 Oras Weekend and Saksi.[8]

She replaced Rhea Santos as host of Tunay na Buhay since August 7, 2019.

Personal lifeEdit

Arcangel is the daughter of Clotilde N. Arcangel, Dean of the UST College of Education.[9]

She finished high school at Assumption Antipolo and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2000.

Arcangel is married to sportscaster, Mico Halili.[10] Their love story is featured in GMA News TV program Wagas where Glaiza de Castro portrayed Arcangel opposite Archie Alemania who portrayed Halili.[11]


  1. ^ "LOOK: #Throwback pics of 10 Kapuso anchors and reporters". GMA News Online. December 12, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Viloria, Barry (July 15, 2015). "Ateneo courtside reporters: Where are they now?". ABS-CBN SPORTS. ABS-CBN. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "LOOK: 5 Kapuso newscasters among 'Top 10 Hottest Newswomen'". GMA News Online. March 26, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "PEP: PMPC holds annual Star Awards". GMA News Online. November 19, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "PEP: GMA bags PMPC's 'Best Station' award". GMA News Online. December 1, 2008. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Bonifacio, Julie (December 1, 2009). "ABS-CBN hailed as Best Station in the 23rd Star Awards for Television". ABS-CBN.COM. ABS-CBN. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Glorioso, Bot (April 16, 2011). "Noontime late-breakers with Raffy & Pia". The Philippine Star. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "GMA News and Public Affairs announces big changes in news lineup". GMA News Online. November 8, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  9. ^ Rojas, Joy (September 2, 2011). "My inspiration". lifestyle.inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Pia Arcangel and Mico Halili: 10 years down, forever to go". GMA News Online. January 27, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Pia Arcangel and Mico Halili Love Story sa 'Wagas'". GMA News Online. January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2016.

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