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Susan Sevillo, known professionally as Susan Enriquez, is a Filipino journalist, radio and TV news reporter and host for GMA Network, GMA News TV, and DZBB.

Susan Enriquez
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NationalityFilipino
EducationJournalism degree
Alma materLyceum of the Philippines University
Occupation
  • Journalist
  • TV and radio program host
  • News reporter
Employer
Television

BackgroundEdit

Enriquez came from a poor family and as a child, she dreamed of becoming a factory worker. She earned a scholarship and extra income from helping in her mother's eatery for her studies towards a bachelor's degree in journalism at Lyceum of the Philippines University. She graduated in 1986.[1] Her TV name "Enriquez" was her former husband's withwhom she had a daughter in their marriage, which was annulled.[2]

RadioEdit

She started working at IBC Radio and a voice talent in 1981 at DZBB Newscoop.[2][3] In 1989, she was hired as production assistant and writer in DZBB.[4] She then hosted Kay Susan Na!, an infotainment radio program in DZBB that aired from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon.[2]

Enriquez is a host in DZBB programs which were also aired on Dobol B sa News TV such as Easy Easy Lang and Kay Susan Tayo! sa Radyo.[5][6][7]

TV careerEdit

GMA NewsEdit

Enriquez became a TV news reporter for GMA News. In 1990, she was a reporter for GMA News Live, an hourly news update.[3] Her first TV appearance was met with criticism from the audience for her lack of make-up, a practice she said that was not required during her radio stint.[1] Her reports appeared in Saksi and 24 Oras.[8][9]

Kay Susan Tayo!Edit

Starting in 2003, she hosted the TV show Kay Susan Tayo! on GMA 7.[2][10] The program was described as a lifestyle show with "informative but also entertaining content."[3] The program ran for six years.[2][10] It won a Catholic Mass Media Awards' Best Informative Show award.[2]

Unang HiritEdit

In 2010, she was one of the hosts in the morning TV show Unang Hirit. She returned to the program in 2013.[3][11]

IJuanderEdit

In 2011, she co-hosted GMA News TV's IJuander with Cesar Apolinario.[2][10] The show's format centered on Filipino identity, folklore, beliefs, and cuisine and earned the Anak TV Seal on the same year it began.[12]

Other TV showsEdit

October 22, 2017, she was the host for GMA News TV's morning show Kape at Balita together with Joel Reyes Zobel, Mariz Umali, and Michael Fajatin.[13] In addition, she was part of i-Witness creating documentaries and Emergency hosted by Arnold Clavio.[2]

CaptivityEdit

Enriquez was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf while at work in Basilan on April 20, 2000 and was one of the journalists held in captivity.[14][15] While other journalists were freed, she remained behind allegedly because one of the leaders was infatuated with her and planned to make her a spouse. Her release was made possible through the help of Noli de Castro.[9]

RecognitionEdit

Ricky Lo of the Philippine Star wrote, "Since she is in our consciousness seemingly every hour on the hour from early morning to sometimes late at night when she pinch-hits for colleagues on leave, Susan Enriquez has become every household’s lovable companion who proves that big things indeed come in small packages."[4] B. Allie Tah of Rappler also said, "Through the years, she has been consistent with her public persona as a warm and simple TV personality with a comprehensive, no-nonsense dedication in her trade of broadcast journalism."[3] Isah V. Red wrote in Manila Standard, "Enriquez is known on TV as "Boses ng Masa." She is an accommodating news personality, especially among housewives who approach her for consumer problems, domestic concerns and barangay issues. They see her as their champion."[11]

PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionEdit

Below is a list of awards received from PMPC Star Awards for Television.

  • 2018 Best Morning Show Host for Unang Hirit[16]
  • 2015 Best Morning Show Host for Unang Hirit[17]
  • 2014 Best Magazine Show Host for IJuander[18]
  • 2013 Best Morning Show Host for Unang Hirit[19]

Other awardsEdit

  • 2019 Television Broadcaster of the Year in Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards.[20][21]
  • Natatanging Filipina sa Larangan ng Pagbabalita Novotel in Gawad Filipino Women's Month Awards given on March 30, 2019[22]
  • 2017 Gawad Filipino Year-End Awards Best Female News and Public Affairs Host[23]
  • 2017 Best Female Radio Anchor in 15th Gawad Tanglaw awards[24]
  • 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards' Outstanding Magazine TV Hosts for iJuander with Cesar Apolinario.[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "A Reporter's Life: Susan Enriquez". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Yes, kay Susan tayo!". philstar.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  3. ^ a b c d e Tah, B. Allie. "Susan Enriquez back in 'Unang Hirit'". Rappler. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  4. ^ a b "Doesn't Susan ever sleep?". philstar.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  5. ^ "'Dobol B sa News TV' anchors vow inclusivity, more focused reporting after program expansion". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  6. ^ "Dobol B sa News TV now airs Mondays to Sundays". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  7. ^ Inc, GMA New Media. "Susan Enriquez, Lala Roque want you to go 'Easy Easy Lang' | GMANetwork.com - Radio - Articles". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  8. ^ "Device stolen from construction firm has radioactive material, warns PNRI". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  9. ^ a b "A day in the life of a star TV reporter - STARBYTES by Butch Francisco". philstar.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  10. ^ a b c "Susan Enriquez in Tunay Na Buhay". philstar.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  11. ^ a b "Susan Enriquez back in Unang Hirit". Manila Standard. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  12. ^ "News TV fan favorite "I Juander" moves to Wednesday timeslot". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  13. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo. "Kapuso newscaster Susan Enriquez agrees there's a need for the Anti-Cybercrime Law". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  14. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Abu Sayyaf abducted 20 journalists since 2000". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  15. ^ "Foreign journalist, Filipino crew missing in Jolo | CMFR". cmfr-phil.org. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  16. ^ "Tempo: 2018-10-23 - More honors for GMA 7". Pressreader: Tempo. September 23, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  17. ^ "GMA wins big in PMPC Star Awards for TV". philstar.com. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  18. ^ Rappler.com. "FULL LIST: Winners, 28th Star Awards for Television". Rappler. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  19. ^ "Full list of winners of the 27th Star Awards for Television". LionhearTV. 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  20. ^ "STAR bags 4 Rotary journalism awards". philstar.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  21. ^ "JOURNALISM CENTENNIAL AWARDS PRESENTATION" (PDF). Rotary Club of Manila. June 3, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  22. ^ Eusebio, Aaron Brennt. "#WomenPower: Jessica Soho, Susan Enriquez, Cata Tibayan and Ali Sotto recognized at the Gawad Filipino Women's Month Awards 2019". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  23. ^ Ramos, Jansen. "GMA News and Public Affairs bags awards at the Gawad Filipino Awards 2017". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  24. ^ "Kapuso personalities, programs recognized at the 15th Gawad Tanglaw awards". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  25. ^ Rappler.com. "Winners: 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards". Rappler. Retrieved 2019-07-24.