Pinky Webb is new "XXX" host

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 30 2008 04:53 PM | Updated as of May 01 2008 12:53 AM

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Broadcast journalist Pinky Webb joins Henry Omaga-Diaz and Julius Babao starting Saturday (May 3) on ABS-CBN's Current Affairs program "XXX". The new investigative team continues to shed light on illegal activities taking place in the dark, hidden alleys and in high places of society.

"I have always wanted to do an investigative program not only to help victims but also to alert the public against petty as well as high crimes. ‘XXX’ has shown how far people will go just to earn a living, even if it comes at the cost of other people's lives," said Webb.

Webb, a broadcaster of 14 years, has earned public recognition for her reportage on important national stories like the Manila Peninsula siege and the Subic Rape Case Trial Promulgation. She replaces Karen Davila, who will host a new show.

ABS-CBN Head of Current Affairs and News Production Luchi Cruz-Valdes said that "far from just filling a void, Pinky will give a new voice and infuse fresh vigor to the cause of XXX— to uncover crimes and do it with heart."

Webb’s exclusive report on Daniel Smith soon after the guilty verdict was handed served as one of the winning elements of "Bandila", the only Filipino newscast that made it to the final four nominees for Best Newscast in the prestigious International Emmy Awards.

Aside from her Daniel Smith exclusive, Webb also stood out as one of the few who bravely faced the dangers of covering the Manila Peninsula Siege, where she proved her dedication as a reporter— choosing to face the tear gas bombing despite her asthma!

For Webb, hosting a program such as "XXX" poses not just a great challenge but an opportunity for public service as well.

"I've always been fascinated by the two main protagonists in a crime— the perpetrator and the victim. XXX is an opportunity to show both faces and make viewers understand them, and in so doing, help put a stop to the crime itself."

Aside from "XXX," Webb hosts the morning news program "Umagang Kay Ganda" and the afternoon radio news program "Radyo Balita" on weekdays.

Catch Pinky’s exclusive and explosive exposes starting Saturday (May 3) on "XXX" after "TV Patrol Sabado" on ABS-CBN.