RICO Hizon with his
co-presenter Sharanjit Leyl
BBC’s Rico Hizon cited in Asian TV awards
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:29 AM December 28, 2014
Filipino international broadcast journalist Rico Hizon of BBC World News took home the Highly Commended award in the Best News Anchor/Presenter category in the recently concluded 2014 Asian Television Awards at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Rico was the only Filipino news anchor nominated in the category. The other nominees were Martin Soong and Sri Jegarajah of CNBC Asia, Angie Lau of Bloomberg, Barkha Dutt from India’s New Delhi Television Limited and Rajdeep Sardesai from India’s TV18 CNN-IBN who won the award.
Now on his 12th year with BBC World News, Hizon was recognized for his work on the program “Newsday.” He also anchors business-oriented program “Asia Business Report.” Both news shows are broadcast to over 350 million households worldwide.