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Pinky Webb is new "XXX" host starting May 3

Pinky Webb replaces Karen Davila in the investigative journalism show XXX, which airs Saturday nights on ABS-CBN. Ms. Davila is expected to be part of a new show on the Kapamilya Network.

Author: Jocelyn Dimaculangan

Expect more exclusive and explosive stories from XXX as journalist Pinky Webb joins hosts Henry Omaga-Diaz and Julius Babao starting Saturday (May 3). Watch the new investigative team continue to shed light on illegal activities taking place in the dark, hidden alleys and in high places of society.

"I have always wanted to do an investigative program not only to help victims but also to alert the public against petty as well as high crimes. XXX has shown how far people will go just to earn a living, even if it comes at the cost of other people's lives," she said.

Pinky, a broadcast journalist of 14 years, has earned public recognition for her fearless and incisive reportage on important national stories like the Manila Peninsula siege and the Subic Rape Case Trial Promulgation. She replaces Karen Davila, who will be given a new show.

ABS-CBN Head of Current Affairs and News Production Luchi Cruz-Valdes says, "far from just filling a void, Pinky will give a new voice and infuse fresh vigor to the cause of XXX--to uncover crimes and do it with heart."

Pinky's exclusive report on Daniel Smith in the Subic rape case soon after the guilty verdict was handed served as one of the winning elements of the Bandila newscast that made it to the final four nominees for Best Newscast in the prestigious International Emmy Awards.

Aside from her Daniel Smith exclusive, Pinky also stood out as one of the few who bravely faced the dangers of covering the Manila Peninsula Siege, where she proved her dedication as a reporter--choosing to face the tear gas bombing despite her asthma.

For Pinky, hosting XXX poses not just a great challenge but an opportunity for public service as well.

"I've always been fascinated by the two main protagonists in a crime, the perpetrator and the victim. XXX is an opportunity to show both faces and make viewers understand them, and in so doing, help put a stop to the crime itself."

Aside from XXX, Pinky hosts the morning news program Umagang Kayganda and the afternoon radio news program Radyo Balita on weekdays. Catch Pinky's exposés starting Saturday (May 3) on XXX after TV Patrol Sabado on ABS-CBN.

 

Source: Philippine Entertainment Portal