Anchor Ted Failon Bids Farewell to ABS-CBN After 30 Years
After 30 years with ABS-CBN, TV Patrol anchor Ted Failon has announced he is leaving the Kapamilya network.
The move comes after Congress failed to renew the ABS-CBN franchise.
ABS-CBN's congressional franchise expired on May 4. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered the network to shut down its free television and radio operations a day later.
“Multi-awarded broadcast journalist Ted Failon is leaving ABS-CBN after 30 years. He will make his final appearance on ‘TV Patrol’ and ‘Failon Ngayon sa TeleRadyo’ on August 31,” ABS-CBN said in a statement on Sunday.”
Failon first entered the national spotlight as anchor and executive producer of the program “Hoy, Gising” a news program that addressed citizen complaints, along with Korina Sanchez and Gel Relos.
In 2004, Ted Failon became “TV Patrol” anchor on primetime TV with Karen Davila and Julius Babao.
His last broadcasts for both “TV Patrol and his DZMM radio program "Failon: Ngayon sa TeleRadyo" will be aired on Monday, August 31, after which he will be signing off.