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Hawaii News Now welcomes new weekend anchor Annalisa Burgos

Hawaii News Now welcomes international journalist Annalisa Burgos as new weekend anchor
Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 3:20 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Annalisa Burgos is Hawaii News Now’s new weekend anchor, and will also report on issues across the islands and interview newsmakers during the week.

For more than 22 years, Annalisa has covered news, business and lifestyle in Los Angeles, New York City, Manila, Singapore, and other cities across Asia and the United States.

Annalisa also teaches news reporting at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She was a 2019 Jefferson Fellow of the East-West Center, and studied immigration policy in Hawaii, Korea, the Philippines and Australia.

Before moving to Honolulu, Annalisa was news anchor and managing editor at the ABS-CBN News Channel, an international cable network based in the Philippines and broadcast worldwide as The Filipino Channel. She covered the Duterte administration and local and international politics and hosted a popular “Food Diplomacy” segment, where she dined with ambassadors and discussed culture and geopolitics.

Prior to that, she was an anchor and correspondent for Channel NewsAsia, a regional cable network based in Singapore, and traveled across Asia for her weekly food and travel series “What’s Cooking.”

Before moving to Asia, Annalisa worked in New York as an anchor, reporter and digital editor for major media companies, including Forbes, CNBC, HGTV, and Bloomberg, and began her career as a newspaper reporter.

She advocates for the Filipino community as a board member for the Filipino Young Leaders Program and supports youth and women empowerment. She’s originally from Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Email Annalisa at Annalisa.Burgos@HawaiiNewsNow.com. Connect with Annalisa on Twitter and Instagram @annalisaburgos, facebook.com/AnnalisaBurgosHNN and linkedin.com/in/annalisaburgos.

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