CNN Philippines unveils lineup of new hosts, on-air offerings

Sportscaster Charles Tiu 
A lineup of seasoned journalists and industry experts have joined CNN Philippines’ new roster of TV hosts.

Senior journalist Cherie Mercado joins the network as anchor of the prime-time news program, Newsroom at 9 p.m., from Monday to Friday.

Journalist Cherie Mercado
Having worked with some of the major networks in the country, Mercado comes to CNN Philippines with more than 20-years of journalism experience under her belt. Most recently, she served briefly as Assistant Secretary for the Department of Transportation, focusing on research, development, and implementation of national projects.

Mercado says “I’m looking forward to being a part of the CNN Philippines family and working with some of the best in the industry. I hope that I could contribute to the organization from my years of working on the field, reporting, producing, and also from seeing things from the perspective of government.”

Meanwhile, basketball coach and PBA analyst Charles Tiu now hosts the award-winning program Sports Desk airing weekdays at 10 p.m.. Tiu had served as a sports analyst for the program for a few years.

Entrepreneur Michael Alimurung is set to host CNN Philippines’ upcoming weekly business program, Business Roundup, airing this month.

A business consultant, director and member of the academe, Alimurung is currently the Dean of the Millerret School of Business and Management for Women in Assumption College, and is the founder of, an initiative that aims to transform the Philippine non-profit sector. Business Roundup airs in March.

Tune in to CNN Philippines on Facebook (, via live streaming at, and on free TV Channel 9 for the channels newest offerings.

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