Arnold Clavio

Arnold Clavio (born November 2, 1965 in Tondo, Manila), also called Igan, is a radio and television newscaster, journalist, and television host in the Philippines.[1] He currently co-anchors GMA Network's late-night newscast, Saksi, with Pia Arcangel (formerly with Vicky Morales), and hosts a morning radio show called Dobol A sa Dobol B on DZBB with Ali Sotto. He also writes a column entitled Hirit Na! for the tabloid newspaper Abante.[2]

Arnold Clavio
Arnold Clavio y Aldea

(1965-11-02) November 2, 1965
Other namesIgan
OccupationNews anchor, host, radio commentator
Years active1994–present
Notable credit(s)
See awards
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)


Whilst in school, Clavio was a member of his school newspaper's editorial staff. In college, he studied journalism at the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters (UST-AB).[3]

After graduating, Clavio worked as a news writer at DWIZ. After a year, he became a field reporter for GMA Network's flagship radio station, DZBB.[4]

Clavio made his first appearance as a television news reporter in 1994, when GMA offered him a reporter's slot in Brigada Siete,[5] co-hosting with the late Louie Beltran and Jessica Soho.[4][6] The next year, the Philippine Department of Health awarded Clavio top prize in their Philippine AIDS-STD Media Awards for his report on Sarah Jane Salazar.[7] Later that year, the Asian Broadcasting Union named Clavio's coverage of Abu Sayyaf the "Best Reportage of a Crisis."

In 1996, Clavio became the host of Emergency, a late-night news and public affairs program, replacing Edu Manzano.[8] In 1999, he began to co-host Unang Hirit, an early morning news and lifestyle program.

Three years later, Clavio was hosting his morning radio program, Dobol A sa Dobol B.[7] The program was named 1999's "Best Public Affairs Program" on radio by the KBP Golden Dove Awards.

On March 15, 2004, he replaced Mike Enriquez as co-anchor of Saksi. In November of that year, he co-hosted the Eat Bulaga Silver Special, a collaboration between TAPE Productions and GMA News and Public Affairs, with his co-host from Unang Hirit, Rhea Santos.

In 2009 and 2010, Clavio hosted a variety of television programs. In March 2009, he co-hosted Case Unclosed, replacing Kara David. In September of that year, he was a guest newscaster for 24 Oras: Special Edition, a special weekend newscast that aired after Typhoon Ondoy, Typhoon Pepeng, and the Maguindanao massacre.

In March 2010, Clavio became the host of Kandidato, a public affairs talk show featuring interviews with presidential candidates. The next month, the primetime talk show Tonight with Arnold Clavio was launched on the Q channel and GMA News TV. Clavio also hosted a new public service program called Rescue a month later.

In February 2011, he became a solo newscaster on Balita Pilipinas.

In December 2012, Clavio was inducted to the Eastwood City Walk of Fame for his work as a newscaster.[9][10]


On March 15, 2012, the Philippine Football Federation lodged a formal complaint with the GMA Network regarding allegedly "racist, discriminatory, libelous and malicious statements made by Clavio."[11][12]

In May 2013, after TV host Vice Ganda made a "rape joke" in reference to Clavio's fellow anchor Jessica Soho, Clavio came out in defense of Soho, expressing his disapproval of Ganda's remarks.[13]

On November 6, 2013, Clavio came under fire for an interview conducted with attorney Alfredo Villamor on the morning talk show Unang Hirit. Villamor was standing in for Janet Napoles to discuss the "Pork Barrel scandal."[11]

Personal life

Clavio is married with three children.[14] Clavio started the Igan Foundation, whose stated mission is to help those living in poverty.[10]

Career timeline


Title Year Network
Eat Bulaga![15][14]1982, 1983GMA Network
Brigada Siete1994–2001
GMA Balita1995–1998
Unang Hirit1999–present
Philippine Agenda2007
Case Unclosed2009–2010
Kandidato2010, 2013
Sanib Puwersa2011
Tonight with Arnold Clavio2010–presentGMA News TV
Dobol B sa News TV2011–2012, 2017–present
Balita Pilipinas2011–2014


Title Year Station
Dobol A sa Dobol B1998–2008; 2014–presentSuper Radyo DZBB 594
One on One with Igan2008–2014
Saksi sa Dobol B1999–present

Awards and citations

  • Winner, Best Reportage of a Crisis - Asian Broadcasting Union (1995)
  • Winner, Broadcast Journalist of the Year 2006 - Rotary Club of Manila Media Awards (2006)
  • Winner, Best Public Affairs Program on Radio - KBP Golden Dove Awards (1999)
  • Winner, Best Morning Show Hosts for UH Barkada - PMPC Star Awards For TV (2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2013 & 2015)
  • Winner, Besr Male Newscaster for Saksi - PMPC Star Awards For TV (2017)
  • Celebrity Inductee, 2012 Eastwood City Walk Of Fame

See also


  1. "Arnold Clavio honored at the 2012 ust ab gantimpala awards". 9 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  2. "Hirit na: Kapayapaan ay sumainyo". July 27, 2016.
  3. "Emergency". 3 March 2001.
  4. "Arnold Clavio: Ready for any Emergency". August 13, 2003.
  5. Philippine Daily Inquirer March 16, 2002.
  6. Philippine Daily Inquirer March 15, 2002.
  7. "Arnold Clavio celebrates 25 years in journalism". December 19, 2012.
  8. Philippine Daily Inquirer March 16, 2002.
  9. "Arnold Clavio, kabilang sa 27 na ginawaran ng bituin sa Eastwood City Walk of Fame". Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  10. "Arnold Clavio Biography". pinoystop. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
  11. Sallan, Edwin (6 November 2013). "Arnold Clavio gets flak from netizens for rude interview with Napoles lawyer". Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  12. "Brown-skin chauvinism: GMA-7, Clavio should apologize (updated)". Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  13. "Rape joke ni Vice Ganda tungkol kay Jessica Soho, binatikos" (in Tagalog). Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  14. "25 things to know about Arnold Clavio". 2015-03-12.
  15. "35 Things You Didn't Know About "Eat Bulaga!"". 22 July 2014.
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