Engage Rico Hizon, Award-winning News Anchor of BBC World News, to Host Your Next Event

Rico Hizon

Rico Hizon is the award-winning news anchor of BBC World News´ daily business and finance program Asia Business Report and general news based show Newsday live from Singapore and London, every weekday morning.

With over 30 years of experience in broadcast journalism, Rico has long been considered an expert news anchor and host. He has interviewed world leaders (Former US President Bill Clinton, Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, European Union President Jose Manuel Barroso,
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yughoyohono, Former Philippine Presidents Fidel Ramos, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III)
, business and finance experts (Microsoft´s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, World Trade Organization Chief Pascal Lamy, Air Asia’s Tony Fernandes, Virgin´s Sir Richard Branson, billionaire Warren Buffet, Hedge Fund gurus George Soros, and Mark Mobius, Loida Nicholas Lewis), sports and entertainment personalities (Football World Champion PELE, World Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao, NBA Superstars Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill, Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Yeoh, Steven Tyler, Lea Salonga, David Foster)

Rico has also moderated top global events such as :

  • UN Conference on Economic and Social Change (New York and Bangkok)
  • The Clinton Global Initiative (Hong Kong and New York)
  • The World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings
  • Asian Development Bank Annual Meetings (Singapore and Manila)
  • British Chamber of Commerce Awards (Singapore)
  • ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines)

Rico Hizon is the award-winning news anchor of BBC World News´ daily business and finance program Asia Business Report and general news based show Newsday live from Singapore and London, every weekday morning.

His reports have taken him all over the region from Hong Kong, to Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and the Philippines.

Hizon, who finished his studies at De La Salle University, started his broadcast career at Manila-based GMA Network, from 1988 to 1995, where he was responsible for covering capital markets, banking and finance, real estate, investment and corporate developments. He anchored the daily business program, Business Today, GMA News Live and Stock Market Live from the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Hizon then joined CNBC Asia in April 1995, based in Hong Kong and later in Singapore, where he was the main anchor of the morning edition of CNBC Today, Squawk Box, Market Watch and Power Lunch.

On Newsday, Rico reports on the latest political and social issues from the people who make the news, and also a thorough viewpoint from more than 200 BBC correspondents around the world, and its impact on the global scene.

In his 30 years as a broadcast journalist he is the only South East Asian male anchor to work for two of the world’s most prestigious global news networks CNBC Business News and BBC World News. He has interviewed personalities in the financial, political, entertainment and sporting world.

With keen interest in Asia’s booming economies and geo-political issues, Rico Hizon´s news programs on BBC World News are broadcast to more 400 million households worldwide.

Rico is a multi-awarded news anchor/presenter. Here are some of his accolades:

  • given a STAR in the Philippines Walk of Fame for his contributions in the field of News
  • Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for international broadcast journalism (1996)
  • conferred the Responsible Broadcast Journalist Award from the Rotary Club 
  • Highly Commended Award in the Best News Anchor category at the Asian Television Awards (2014)
  • Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award from the Rotary Club Manila (2012)
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa in Humanities by the University of Northeastern Philippines
  • chosen one of Asia’s top news anchor’s at the Asian Television Awards ( 2011)
  • People of the Year Awardee from People Asia Magazine (2010)
  • La Sallian Achievement Awardee for Global Journalism (2009)
  • Presidential Awardee for excellence in International Journalism and BPinoy Award from Bank of the Philippine Islands (2008)

Contact us if you would like to have Rico Hizon host your next event.