Rico Hizon

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Journalist (1966)
Fri Aug 16 2019
By   Alina

Who is Rico Hizon? 

The Asia Business Report and Newsday anchored by BBC World News reporter is Rico Hizon. He was the first native to become a significant newscaster for both BBC and CNBC Asia in The Philippines. 

Rico Hizon was born March 24, 1966, in Manila, Philippines. After graduating from De La Salle University in Communication Arts and Business, Hizon trained at the University of Radio, Television, and Broadcasting. Then, he joined the University of Northeastern Philippines, Ph.D. in Humanities, Honoris Causa. There are not single details about his parents, siblings, and early life. 

From 1988 to 1995, Hizon began his broadcasting career at the GMA Network in Manila. There he worked as accountable for covering capital markets, banking and finance, real estate, investment, and corporate development. 

Rico Hizon in the studio of BBC News. news, anchor, career, professional
Image: Rico Hizon in the studio of BBC News

Later Hizon entered CNBC Asia in April 1995, based in Hong Kong and then in Singapore, where he was the primary anchor of CNBC Today's morning edition, Squawk Box, Market Watch and Power Lunch. Till date, he has already earned a number of awards due to his outstanding anchoring skill. 

Hizon presented again from the London newsroom on May 2017, with Sharanjit Leyl taking over from Singapore's presenting responsibilities. It was announced that this was for only one week, with Hizon returning for the next week to Singapore. He is still serving in BBC News. Carol Kirkwood, Alina Jenkins, and Wendy Hurrell are a prominent figure of BBC News. 

Personal Life: Wife 

Well, it's true that Rico is a married man. He is now married to a beautiful lady, Melannie Syquia. It all began when their mutual friend put the pair on a blind date. Ever since then, they only have eyes for each other. 

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Image: Rico Hizon's wife and son 

His spouse, Melannie, shares the enthusiasm for advocacy with Rico himself. She serves as GoodNews Pilipinas.com's CEO and operations director. Through the art-events undertaking of Melannie, Art Sentral Asia, they encourage Filipino art in Singapore. 

Rumors & Controversies

Hizon and Syquia both share a passionate love of one another and hasn't been dragged to any kinds of rumors and controversies. Both the couple is very loyal to one another and hasn't been seen with any opposite partner other than their spouse. 

Children 

Rico and Melannie the lovely couple have a kid together. Since the couple has always managed to maintain a low profile of private life, their son is not much known to the media. The name of their son is supposedly Migo and is now 14-year-old. The other details about their personal life are under the shade. 

Net Worth & Salary 

Unlike any celebrity who has kept their net worth up to them, Rico has revealed, and it is around $18 million. There are no details about his other properties, house, and cars to date. 

Rico Hizon in a award show with Sharanjit Leyl. net worth, earning, amount, assets
Image:  Rico Hizon in an award show with Sharanjit Leyl

However, there are no details on her salary. Hizon's income source is his journalism career. The average news anchor salary is $83,300, according to some source. While this may vary from a minimum of $14,000 to a maximum of $875,000, depending on the circumstances and work. 

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