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Top 10 Hottest Newswomen: 2012 Edition
It’s that time of the year again! See who made our list.
Published on: Sep 11, 2012 - 7:00am



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( Year in and year out, we discover more and more newswomen firing up the screen with their wit, grace, and beauty. Yes, beauty, something that seems to be a requirement in TV journalism du jour. And 2012 has been no exception. We've come up with another 10 gorgeous reasons why watching the newsdespite the gore, depression, and dirty politicsis always interesting. Not every woman, after all, can make wading through contaminated floodwaters look oh so hot.

Just like last year, every one on this list has not made a previous appearance in our other newswomen rankings.

Hottest Newswomen, Batch 2012

Also check out:

Top 10 Cutest TV Newsman: 2012 Edition, Top 10 Cutest TV Newsmen: 2011 Edition, Top 10 Cutest TV Newsmen: 2010 Edition, Top 10 Hottest Newswomen: 2011 Edition, Top 10 Hottest Newswomen

10. Mariz Umali

Aspiring doctor turned reporter turned, well, head turner. That's Mariz Umali for you. In fact, she's been turning heads for over a decade now. Umali started reporting when she was only 21shortly after graduating cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her bright smile, which has enamored many a male viewer, makes you think she's a darlingand though she probably is, she's first and foremost a hard-hitting reporter.

Umali has been on on the front line in events like the Nida Blanca murder and the Manila Peninsula siege. From self-confessed pampered kid to hardcore journalist, she admitted in a Philippine Star article that she has had to sacrifice a lot for her craft, including dating and friends. But it was all worth it. News has become my passion. I live and breathe news," she said.

And she's found someone who can keep up with her fast-paced journalistic lifestyle. To the heartbreak of many young men out there, Mariz is engaged to fellow anchor Raffy Tima (they have a pretty rad save-the-date video). They are set to marry in December.

9. Paola Palma

Admittedly, Solar isn't our go-to channel for our daily news fix, but Palma may change that. Solar News has yet to "celebritize" its reporters, so we rarely see Palma except in a few short but sweet clips. It's these fleetingly rare moments, however, that make us appreciate her beauty and make us want...more.

The sultry vixen looks like the typical girly girl, but Palma's definitely not your damsel in distress. She's strong, athletic, and can probably run circles around most guys in basketball. Oh yes, she'll sweep you off your feet and not just because of her good looks.

8. Bettina Magsaysay

This young reporter first caught our attention when she filled in for Kim Atienza on TV Patrol. Since then, blogs clamoring for her to replace the veteran newsman permanently have been set in motion.

We'd say that's a long shot. Magsaysay, one of ANC's youngest anchors, may not be ABS-CBN's top weather girl yet, but her 15 minutes in front of the green screen has made hearts pound and not surprisingly, tuned in to the (weather) channel more often.

She handles the police beat now, but we'd love for her to do weather again. The air's so much hotter when this former cheerleader's around.

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  • [email protected]
    what are the criteria's in the selections? Is it how you look like when you are delivering the news? or just the looks. What happened to Ginger
    Conejero and Marie Lozano?
    5 months ago     Reply   Hide replies
    • mandy
      Ginger??are you referring to Cabagnot's GF..she's not that pretty..better check your eyesight..
      4 months ago     Reply  
  • Wisdomhead
    Take their photos without make up then that's the time we can say if one is really a real beauty!
    7 months ago     Reply  
  • Deejay09
    Hall of Famers for next year should include Shawn Yao, Pinky Webb, Trish Roque, Grace Lee, Cheryl Cosim and .Zen Hernandez

    New on the list should include:
    1 Maan Macapagal (abs)
    2 Ina Zara (tv5)
    3 Gretchen Fullido (abs)
    4 Marga Vargas (tv5)
    5 Mj Marfori (tv5)
    6 Jenny Reyes (abs)
    7 Chi Bocobo (tv5)
    8 Angel Movido (abs)
    9 Carla Lim (tv5)
    10 Tina Marasigan (abs)
    11 months ago     Reply  
  • DeiDreamer
    on the 2013 list, Bianca Saldua of PTV must be included :D
    Apr 20 2013 @ 02:55am     Reply  
  • jose lito
    huh! Luanne Dy nasa 40th place?!? sigurado kayo..!?!
    Dec 13 2012 @ 04:10pm     Reply  
  • stacy80
    wow no. 1 pala si zen hernandez, maganda talaga sya i just saw her in person wow, angel locsin talaga, sana mag host sya ng own show nya. congrats uli miss zen.
    Oct 08 2012 @ 05:28pm     Reply  
  • 040913
    Sep 20 2012 @ 07:44am     Reply  
  • 040913
    Sep 20 2012 @ 07:43am     Reply  
  • Pungak
    Cno ba namili n2? yang category nyo dapat "Prettiest" at di "Hottest". Cguro c Zen pwede pa sa "Hot" n category and probably Grace Lee but the rest? Cmon! Ang number one "Hottest" newscaster ever since, no doubt in my mind, ay si GRETCHEN FULLIDO. I mean she's not only "Hot" - She's a "FOX" man!!! Di lng png newscast - png FHM pa!!! Now HOW Hot is that!? ;D
    Sep 19 2012 @ 05:44am     Reply  
  • News2012
    Dapat hndi ksama c Grace Lee jan eh mas hamak na maganda at sexy c Luanne Dy jan kesa kay Grace...
    Sep 18 2012 @ 04:37pm     Reply  
  • La Descarada
    Actually, Apples Jalandoni used to be the Sanggu president of Ateneo (2000-2001), pero she was impeached due to corruption.
    Sep 16 2012 @ 08:09pm     Reply  
  • imavillian
    Meg Siozon and Isabella Cantu should be on the list
    Sep 15 2012 @ 01:02pm     Reply  
  • burlesquengbayan
    Sep 15 2012 @ 12:51pm     Reply  
  • imavillian
    Isabella Cantu should be on the list!
    Sep 15 2012 @ 12:45pm     Reply  
  • News2012
    Maganda rin pla c marieton t** d ko ksi cya napapansin eh... Hahaha... Ok ksama na cya sa list ko...
    Sep 14 2012 @ 09:04pm     Reply  
  • noisyneighbor
    noiski,hello ka ba tanda tanda nah ni Susan hottest pa ba yon?
    Sep 13 2012 @ 04:24pm     Reply  
  • News2012
    Hndi maganda ung bagong list ngaun sa katunayan eh mas marami maganda sa GMA-7 try nyong mag-observe pumapangalawa lng ang TV5 and then ung ABS-CBN... Haiyz... Hindi ksi masyadong pinapansin ung iba pti din sa ibang station (UNTV, SOLARTV, ETC...) ... Atsaka correction hindi na po GMA 7 si Grace Lee nsa TV5 na po cia... Baguhin nyo yan kung cnu gumawa nyan... Atsaka please Rida Reyes nman isama nyo nman mas maganda at sexy pa un kesa kay Tricia Zafra...

    Ito ung list na ginawa ko sna d2 kau pumili sna...

    List of Cute, Beautiful and Sexy Reporters for 2012:
    1. Zen Hernandez (ABS-CBN)
    2. Gretchen Malalad (ABS-CBN)
    3. Maan Macapagal (ABS-CBN)
    4. Jacque Manabat (ABS-CBN)
    5. Pia Guiterrez (ABS-CBN)
    6. Gretchen Fullido (ABS-CBN)
    7. Pinky Webb (ABS-CBN)
    8. Nina Corpuz (ABS-CBN)
    9. Jenny Reyes (ABS-CBN)
    10. Phoemela Baranda (ABS-CBN)
    11. Betina Magsaysay (ABS-CBN)
    12. Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo (ABS-CBN)
    13. Ida Sibayan (ABS-CBN Baguio)
    14. Caroline Bonquin (ABS-CBN Batangas)
    15. Nevi Calma (ABS-CBN Dagupan)
    16. Tina Marasigan (Studio23/DZMM/ABS-CBN)
    17. France Noguera (TV5)
    18. Marlene Alcaide (TV5)
    19. Ina Zara (TV5)
    20. Roices Naguit (TV5)
    21. Trish Roque (TV5)
    22. Carla Lim (TV5)
    23. Michelle Mediana (TV5)
    24. Shawn Yao (TV5)
    25. Patricia "Pat" Fernandez (TV5)
    26. Lia Cruz (TV5)
    27. Cherryl Cosim (TV5)
    28. Camille Abadicio (TV5)
    29. Grace Lee (TV5)
    30. Jessica Mendoza (AKTV/TV5)
    31. Erika Padilla (AKTV/TV5)
    32. Sel Guevara (AKTV/TV5)
    33. Mav Gonzales (GMA7)
    34. Tricia Zafra (GMA7)
    35. Rida Reyes (GMA7)
    36. Victoria Tulad (GMA7)
    37. Lala Roque (GMA7)
    38. Mariz Umali (GMA7)
    39. Katrina Son (GMA7)
    40. Luanne Dy (GMA7)
    41. Lei Alviz (GMA7)
    42. Pia Archangel (GMA7)
    43. Tina Panganiban-Perez (GMA7)
    44. Kara David (GMA7)
    45. Rhea Santos (GMA7)
    46. Lia Manalac-Del Castillo (GMA7)
    47. Bernadette Reyes (GMA7)
    48. Pia Guanio (GMA7)
    49. Micaela Papa (GMA7)
    50. Marisol Abduhraman (GMA7)
    51. Vicky Morales (GMA7)
    53. Cata Tibayan (GMA7)
    Sep 12 2012 @ 11:08pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • eufems
      May napansin ako sa list na ito... yung mga ABS nasa itaas at lahat ng GMA nasa ibaba. Siguro naman hindi ito naka-arrange by magnitude of beauty
      7 months ago     Reply  
  • Mayk Enrikes
    Sana cutest naman... taob lahat yan ke jessica soho...
    Sep 12 2012 @ 04:05pm     Reply  
  • Jan
    Tricia Zafra Should be on the list
    Sep 12 2012 @ 02:32pm     Reply  
  • luningning
    @JohnC Where's Pia Guttierez, Bernadette Sembrano, Pinky Webb, and hottie Gretchen Fulido?!

    Pinky Webb no1 last year
    Sep 12 2012 @ 12:07pm     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    Si Ms.Mediana,Carla Lim,Ms.Webb,Yao,Martinez,et.all Gaga dancer?!
    Sep 12 2012 @ 11:11am     Reply  
  • noiski
    wala si Susan Enriquez, so sad!
    Sep 12 2012 @ 08:42am     Reply  
  • JohnC
    Where's Pia Guttierez, Bernadette Sembrano, Pinky Webb, and hottie Gretchen Fulido?!
    Sep 12 2012 @ 08:26am     Reply  
  • rr
    gretchen fullido? trish roque? pretty bad list
    Sep 12 2012 @ 07:41am     Reply  
  • aynako!
    Sep 12 2012 @ 12:23am     Reply  
  • teeeeveeeeeeeeeee
    wala si Shawn Yao?
    Sep 11 2012 @ 10:44pm     Reply  
  • kotseleen
    where's marie lozano?
    Sep 11 2012 @ 10:38pm     Reply  
  • nazi00
    wala si jacque manabat o kaya si ada sibayan of abs
    Sep 11 2012 @ 09:59pm     Reply  
  • imavillian
    Sep 11 2012 @ 09:57pm     Reply  
  • imavillian
    MALAS!! di ma lang isinama si Isabella Cantu ng PTV at Isabel Roces ng RPN9
    Sep 11 2012 @ 09:53pm     Reply  
  • mheldit
    The beauty and brain Mav Gonzales really deserves to be in the list! Thanks :)
    Sep 11 2012 @ 09:25pm     Reply  
  • news_to_use
    where's maan macapagal? I really like her, so fresh, composed, and very pretty.
    Sep 11 2012 @ 09:10pm     Reply  
  • plrgl
    where's trish roque?
    Sep 11 2012 @ 08:00pm     Reply  
  • sam@tonight
    tama nasan si maan macapagal? she's hot!
    Sep 11 2012 @ 07:55pm     Reply  
  • kamote
    di nasama si pia guttierez?
    Sep 11 2012 @ 07:31pm     Reply  
  • tinaps
    ganda talaga ni apples jalandoni. :)
    Sep 11 2012 @ 06:31pm     Reply  
  • pogi
    Nasaan si Maan Macapagal? Pambihirang list ito...Pang bading!
    Sep 11 2012 @ 04:12pm     Reply  
  • niknok
    Si Charie Villa pa rin ang hottest.
    Sep 11 2012 @ 03:19pm     Reply  
  • In Disbelief
    Zen Hernandez? Weak (rather st*p*d sometimes, if you ask me) questions leading to mediocre reporting of information (AT BEST). Hoping we get a better crop of newswomen soon. This is disappointing.
    Sep 11 2012 @ 03:15pm     Reply  
  • black label
    Where is Gretchen Fullido the Boobie??? and where is Karen Davilla the Milf??
    Sep 11 2012 @ 01:59pm     Reply  
  • grace
    Hi guys, wala na po si Lexi sa Cityscape (replaced by Phoemela). She's now the anchor of ANCALERTS along with TJ Manotoc.
    Sep 11 2012 @ 01:19pm     Reply  
  • prototyper
    the best list so far from the previous years... and yep Bettina Magsaysay, just weeks ago debuted on TV Patrol, headturner...
    Sep 11 2012 @ 12:04pm     Reply  
  • Godfrey Lang
    Pictures please ... no time to check out the videos.
    Sep 11 2012 @ 11:46am     Reply  
  • nooni
    thanks for including Marieton Pacheco, she completes my morning when she was hoted Breakfast on studio 23.
    Sep 11 2012 @ 11:23am     Reply  
    hottest this...hottest that...

    can we be more creative please ?!
    Sep 11 2012 @ 08:52am     Reply  
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