Top 10 Cutest TV Newsmen: All-Star Edition

We’re switching it up this year.


( It’s been four years since we first launched our cutest TV newsmen roundup. Since then, there have been plenty of new changes for our cuties. What hasn’t changed, however, is how cute we still think they are-so much so that we decided to pay homage to our favorites.


We admit it was difficult narrowing down our 40 newsmen to 10 all-stars, but we can’t say it wasn’t fun (for our eyes) looking through all of the lists repeatedly. Who were your favorites among all the newsmen we’ve featured, Spotters?


Note: Newsmen who are no longer active reporters or news anchors were disqualified.




Photo from Paolo Abrera’s Instagram profile

10. Paolo Abrera

Position held: No. 8 in 2010


It’s been four years since he first made this list and Paolo Abrera’s still got it. His physique is still as impressive, thanks to his days of working out and bike riding (sometimes with his wife, morning show host Suzi Entrata-Abrera). He remains as one of the hosts of the morning show, Mornings@ANC but today, he also boasts of his very own show: the ANC sustainable lifestyle show, Green Living. We love a cutie that cares about fitness and the environment.


Photo from Hadji Rieta’s Facebook page

9. Hadji Rieta

Position held: No. 9 in 2011

To this day, Hadji Rieta is still a proud GMA News correspondent. He makes hardcore news a little easier to digest with his easy smile and boyish features. He reports for various News and Public Affairs programs, including Unang Hirit, 24 Oras, and Jessica Soho’s nightly news show, State of the Nation on GMA News TV.

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Photo from Anton Roxas’ Instagram profile

8. Anton Roxas

Position held: No. 4 in 2013

Last time we talked about sports commentator Anton Roxas, we complained that we didn’t see him enough. Maybe ABS-CBN Sports heard us because he now does segments for the daily 15-minute news program, The Score. By the way, his smile is as bright as ever.



Screenshot of photo from YouTube video

7. Sandro Hermoso

Position held: No. 3 in 2013

Despite his understated boy-next-door looks, PTV-4’s Sandro Hermoso holds his own alongside the nine other cuties on this list. Underneath the sharp and professional button-down shirts is a body worth talking about. Repeatedly. Sadly, he still can’t do the news shirtless.


Photo from TJ Manotoc’s Instagram profile

6. TJ Manotoc

Position held: No. 7 in 2010

His half-brother Borgy may usually get the attention, but TJ Manotoc certainly has ours. He’s classy and charming in an effortless way, and we admit to paying more attention to sports commentaries if it means seeing him on the TV screen. He’s back on Mornings@ANC and is also host of the 15-minute sports program, The Score.


Photo from Jinno Rufino’s Facebook page

5. Jinno Rufino

Position held: No. 3 in 2011

Jinno Rufino may have an alpha male vibe but his schoolboy excitement is what really gets us tuning in. His eyes just light up when he talks about sports, and we love a newsman who’s enthusiastic about his coverage. A lot has changed for him in a span of three years. He is now part of Solar Sports Desk and a presenter for Basketball TV. He has also made his way to print as the editor-in-chief of UAAP Magazine. Talk about an achiever!


Photo from Renz Ongkiko’s Instagram profile


4. Renz Ongkiko

Position held: No. 5 in 2012

This cute TV5 newsman has more than just sports and news reporting up his sleeve. He also used to model, with a body we wish he would bare on TV more often. Alas, he can’t and we simply content ourselves by googling "Renzie Ongkiko" (his slightly altered moniker when he was one of Cosmopolitan Philippines’ bachelors in 2011). He’s maintained his physique over the years, as exhibited by this post on his Instagram account. Whew.



Photo from Mark Zambrano’s Instagram profile

3. Mark Zambrano

Position held: No. 2 in 2011

Since featuring him in 2011, Mark Zambrano has comfortably stayed in the spotlight as a sports correspondent, commentator, and senior news anchor for GMA-7. He also comfortably secures his spot on our all-star edition, thanks to his boyish, mestizo features and charisma that really pulls a girl in. Plus, his smile is just magnetic.




2. Edric Mendoza

Position held: No. 1 in 2012

When we last spoke with Edric Mendoza, he was two weeks into his stint as host of the ANC show, On the Money, and he was already named as No.1 in our roundup. Even if the charming family man thinks he should have won a "Most Helpful" award, here he is again on our all-star list. We hope he doesn’t mind; we think he deserves it just as much now as he did then.


Photo from Atom Araullo’s Twitter profile

1. Atom Araullo

Position held: No. 1 in 2010

He was declared the No.1 cutest newsman in our very first list. Four years later, he still wins the title. There’s just something about Atom Araullo that has viewers glued to their screens. Maybe it’s his undeniable star appeal. Or the fact that he’s a man of substance. Or his irresistibly charming... everything, really. Or maybe it’s his unyielding determination to deliver the news, despite the possibility of being swept away by deadly winds. His fearless reporting during Yolanda catapulted him to the spotlight; since then, he’s earned a loyal following, scored dozens of features and magazine covers, and even has his very own burger.




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