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Rico Hizon Biography, Career, Net Worth, Age, Parents, Wife, Awards, Social Media Handles

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Rico Hizon Biography

Rico Hizon is a Manila, Philippines, native who studied for a Doctorate Degree in Humanities, Honoris Causa, at the University of North Eastern Philippines. He also graduated from De LA Salle University with a degree in Communication Arts and Business.

After a while, Rico Hizon also had some teaching experience with the teaching of radio, television, and broadcasting courses at De LA Salle University, where he was known to have graduated over the years.

Rico Hizon

Who is Rico Hizon?

Rico Hizon is known to be a broadcast journalist from the Philippines who currently works as a senior anchor and director for news content development at CNN in the Philippines. Rico Hizon also shared some moments with BBC World News, where he anchored Wednesday as well as business reports on Asia.

His role with regards to that was known to have had over 400 million receptions worldwide. Rico is the first ever broadcaster to have worked for CNBC Asia and BBC World News, which are regarded as the World’s most prestigious television news networks.

Rico Hizon Career

With GMA Network, Rico Hizon commenced his broadcast career. He covered stories on capital markets, banking and finance, real estate, investment, and corporate development. He served as the host of the daily business programs Business Today, GMA News Live, and Stock Market Live from the Philippine Stock Exchange’s trading floor.

Hizon received the “Outstanding Young Men for Broadcast Journalism” award while he was in office. After that, in April 1995, Hizon joined CNBC Asia, first in Hong Kong and then in Singapore. There, he served as the primary presenter of the morning editions of CNBC Today, Squawk Box, Market Watch, as well as Power Lunch.

After some time, Rico Hizon joined BBC World News. He joined BBC World News in the year 2002, anchoring daily business and finance programs in the likes of “Asia Business Report” and “Asia Today”.

She has co-hosted Newsday, a BBC news bulletin show from Singapore since June 2011 with one Babita Sharma and Kasia Madera in London. As an Asian business correspondent, he frequently appeared on World Business Report.

After one Sharanjit Leyl took up the role of host in Singapore in May 2017, Hizon once again broadcasted from the London newsroom. It was revealed that this would only last for one week, and Hizon will spend the next week in Singapore.

After 17 years with BBC News, Hizon made a public announcement on his Instagram account in March 2020 that he would be leaving.

Right after some time with BBC, Rico Hizon joined CNN. Over there he served as a senior anchor as well as a director for news content development.

By April 2020, she had established himself as a dependable news source in his native Philippines thanks to his late-night newscast The Final Word, and his hosting of the recently created business program The Exchange on CNN Philippines.

Rico Hizon Net Worth

Rico Hizon has a net worth of $3 million. He earned this amount by being a broadcast journalist as well as a content developer.

Rico Hizon Age

Rico Hizon is 56 years old. He was born on March 24, 1966, in Manila, Philippines.

Rico Hizon Parents

Rico Hizon’s mother is called Leonor Hizon who is now late, may her soul rest in peace. Hizon’s parents resided in Manila where he was born and raised. There is no update on who his parents are. According to Rico Hizon, his mom was a major influence on his broadcast career… “The influence of broadcasting started with my late mom. 

She watched the evening news daily and was interested in developments in news and current affairs. Starting at the age of 11, I always sat with her to watch the news after school. No, fail. This really got me interested in general news, business, and sports.

Apart from understanding the news I also got curious on how the reporters delivered the news. I would always try to mimic the way reporters did it in front of my mom and dad.”

Rico Hizon Wife

Rico Hizon is married to one Melannie Syquia-Hizon. She is a GoodNews Philippines.com Chief Executive Officer as well as operations director as well as a former international flight attendant.

They first connected on a blind date arranged by a mutual acquaintance. Additionally, they have a child named Migo.

Rico Hizon Awards Nomination and Wins

People Asia Magazine “Men Who Matter” Awardee (2016)

2014 Asian Television Awards – Best News Anchor (2014)

Doctorate Degree in Humanities, Honoris Causa by the University of Northeastern Philippines and the Commission on Higher Education (2012)

2012 Broadcast Journalist of the Year, Rotary Club of Manila

People of the Year Award from People Asia Magazine (2010)

La Sallian Achievement Award for Global Journalism (2009)

December 2006, The Outstanding Young Men Award for International Journalism and Community Service.

2021, Best News Presenter or Anchor, The Final Word with Rico Hizon, 26th Asian Television Awards (Nominated)

Rico Hizon Social Media Handles

On Instagram, Rico Hizon is known as rico hizon with 15.4k followers. On Twitter, she is identified with the username (@RicoHizon) with 359k followers.