MANILA – Atom Araullo is leaving ABS-CBN after working for the network for over a decade.
While he considers his time with the organization an "amazing adventure," Araullo said the time has come for him to explore emerging opportunities and challenges.
"Although I am taking a new path, I have nothing but respect and gratitude for the company that helped me become the journalist I am today," he said in a statement. "To all the hardworking men and women of ABS-CBN, maraming maraming salamat.”
In a statement, ABS-CBN wishes Araullo the best in his future endeavors.
"ABS-CBN has allowed journalist Atom Araullo to explore new interests in film, broadcast and digital media outside of the company," the network said in a statement.
"Atom says the training and exposure he got from the network as reporter and TV host have equipped him to try out other opportunities in the media industry here and abroad," it added.
Despite his decision to leave, ABS-CBN said Araullo will always remain a Kapamilya.
During his stay at ABS-CBN, Araullo earned several accolades including a bronze world medal at the New York Festivals Awards for his documentary “Warmer” in April this year.
The same documentary earned a nod at the 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards.
In May 2017, he was also hailed by the University of the Philippines Los Baños community as the Best Public Service Program Host for his show “Red Alert.”
In 2014, Araullo was proclaimed as one of the winners in the SUPER (Salute to Unparalled People, Endeavours and Resources) Awards for risking their lives while covering the wrath of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013.
Just recently, Araullo tried his hand at acting for the upcoming film "Citizen Jake.”
The movie, billed as the comeback movie of acclaimed auteur Mike de Leon, will be Araullo’s acting debut.