ABS-CBN's Niña Corpuz pregnant


Posted at Dec 14 2011 02:18 PM | Updated as of Dec 14 2011 11:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Broadcast journalist Niña Corpuz of ABS-CBN revealed that she is more than 4 months pregnant.

Niña Corpuz in an interview on "Kris TV"

“Seventeen weeks na so mga 4 months and 2 weeks,” she happily shared on "Kris TV" on Wednesday.

Corpuz said she is fortunate to have a husband who is caring and understanding about her busy schedule working for the country's largest broadcast network.

Corpuz and husband, Vince Rodriguez, head of ABS-CBN's Studio 23, got married in Paris on May 20, 2008.

“My husband kasi is super maalaga and super understanding and patient. So talagang I really have no problem with my husband at all. Siyempre he’s not perfect pero he has a very good heart so nahahawa ako,” she said.

Corpuz once had to report about an earthquake in Batanes while they were there on vacation. She also has broadcasting work for radio dzMM.

'Hottest newswoman'

Corpuz, who was recently named by a lifestyle website as the "hottest newswoman" of 2011, said journalism was not initially what she wanted to pursue.

Corpuz told Kris Aquino she first took Political Science in college because she wanted to follow the footsteps of her parents who are both lawyers.

“I was a Political Science major also in college kasi my parents are both lawyers as well so akala ko magla-law din ako. Pero nag-shift ako nung second year kasi I really got bored. It wasn’t for me,” she said.

Corpuz, however, shared that she got inspired by the reporters covering and broadcasting news. 

“That time kasi I would watch the news and I’d see the reporters. Nakita ko nandun sila sa gitna ng aksyon. Sabi ko parang gusto ko iyon. Mas gusto kong nandoon ako sa gitna ng aksyon kaya I shifted to Broadcast Communications,” she said.

'Hot' and intelligent

Corpuz graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines.

In 2004, she took an International Broadcast Journalist course in Cardiff University in Wales. Out of 800 applicants, Copuz was one of two chosen to take the course.

Last year, she won a prize for best story on labor rights from the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), the training arm of the ILO.

Her article, Filipino domestic workers: the struggle for justice and survival, was selected among stories written by professional journalists who attended the training courses on "Communicating Labour Rights," organized yearly by the ITC-ILO.