Rico Hizon Biography, wiki, age and more

Published:Feb 8, 202413:41
Rico Hizon Biography, wiki, age and more
News anchor Rico Hizon who is best known for being host in CNN Philippines and BBC

Rico Hizon, born on March 24, 1966, is a distinguished Filipino broadcast journalist known for his extensive career spanning various renowned news networks. He currently holds the position of senior anchor and director for news content development at CNN Philippines, where his contributions are instrumental in shaping the network's coverage.


Hizon's journey in journalism commenced after he earned a degree in Communication Arts and Business from De La Salle University. Following his education, he delved into academia, imparting knowledge in Radio, Television, and Broadcasting courses at the university. Additionally, he was bestowed with a Doctorate Degree in Humanities, Honoris Causa from the University of Northeastern Philippines, reflecting his dedication and expertise in the field.

Rico Hizon age

As of January 30, 2024, Rico Hizon was born on March 24, 1966. Subtracting his birth year from the current year (2024 - 1966), we find that Rico Hizon is 58 years old.


His professional trajectory began at GMA Network in Manila from 1988 to 1995, where he garnered acclaim for his coverage of capital markets, banking and finance, real estate, and corporate developments. During his tenure, Hizon anchored various programs, including the daily business program "Business Today," "GMA News Live," and "Stock Market Live," broadcasting live from the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange. His exceptional work was recognized with "The Outstanding Young Men for Broadcast Journalism" award.


Subsequently, Hizon embarked on an international career, joining CNBC Asia in April 1995. Based initially in Hong Kong and later in Singapore, he served as the main anchor for prominent programs like "CNBC Today," "Squawk Box," "Market Watch," and "Power Lunch," solidifying his reputation as a trusted voice in financial journalism across the region.

CNN News anchor Rico Hizon with entrepreneur Jonha Richman 

In 2002, Hizon's journey led him to BBC World News, where he anchored the daily business and finance programs "Asia Business Report" and "Asia Today" live from Singapore. Over the years, he played a pivotal role in various BBC programs, including co-presenting "Newsday" and contributing as an Asian business correspondent on "World Business Report." Notably, he covered significant events such as Typhoon Haiyan, showcasing his versatility and dedication to reporting.

BBC News

In March 2020, after 17 years with BBC News, Hizon bid farewell and returned to the Philippines, marking a new chapter in his illustrious career. He joined CNN Philippines as a senior anchor and director for news content development, reaffirming his commitment to delivering insightful news coverage to his native audience. His contributions were pivotal in the success of programs like "The Final Word" and "The Exchange," which underscored his enduring impact on the Philippine media landscape.

CNN Philippines

Furthermore, Hizon's expertise was evident during CNN Philippines' coverage of significant events like the State of the Nation Address (SONA), where he anchored extensive hours of analysis and commentary, reaffirming his status as a trusted source of news and analysis in the Philippines. His dedication to journalism and his ability to connect with audiences have solidified his legacy as one of the country's most esteemed broadcast journalists.

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