Seasoned broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas hosted numerous shows throughout her career. Aside from bringing people the latest information through newscasts, like Bandila and TV Patrol, Korina became well-known for her lifestyle newscast show Rated K, which later became Rated Korina.
This October, Korina returns to her element with her newest lifestyle show on Net25, Korina Interviews. There, Korina interviews known celebrities in the comfort of their homes to show a different side of them that not many people know.
Since the broadcast journalist has done this kind of show before, her audience will expect something different from her new venture.
According to Korina, unlike her previous engagements, Korina Interviews will be an hour-long special where she can get to know more about her guests, from their experiences and secret talents to current issues.
“I’ve always wanted to do a one-on-one na isang buong oras talaga na isang tao lang. Kumbaga, relaxed. Mailalabas yung mga bagay sa matagal na naming kwentuhan ng aking mga nagiging panauhin dito,” she said during a Zoomcon.
Korina added that with the four episodes of Korina Interviews they taped, she learned more about her guests that goes beyond their public image. Some of her guest celebrities include Doctor Vicki Belo, Senator Loren Legarda, and actor Raymond Bagatsing.
She shared that some audience members suggested having her husband, former senator Mar Roxas, with their twins Pepe and Pilar. The veteran broadcast journalist admitted to thinking of the same idea but needs to convince her husband further because he either doesn’t want to be put under the limelight or discuss anything political on screen.
Her list, however, doesn’t end there. She hopes to talk with more local celebrities but recognizes the limitations of contract stars from other networks and having a competition for views and content with their channels. Yet she doesn’t let this stop her from doing her job.
“I’m a big believer that every person has a story to tell na hindi pa ninyo nalalaman,” Korina said, alluding to how Belo cried during their interview or how she discovered Legarda was a former disc jockey and Bagatsing was a dog lover and good cook.
Korina also added that when it comes to guests on her shows, she focuses more on celebrities with something new to tell the people. She’s also very hands-on with the show, with creative control over the guests, questions, and some of their activities. She hopes to surprise viewers with upcoming guests on Korina Interviews.
Given her status in the industry, it’s no secret that many networks in the country want to work with Korina. Yet this time, she decided to work with Net25 out of coincidence. She shared that she was interested in working with the network, only to discover that Net25 also plans to do the same.
Although she has Korina Interviews on Net25, Korina shared that she still has offers from other networks, and there’s no exclusivity when it comes to her services.
Korina Interviews airs October 2, Saturday, 5:00 p.m., on Net25.