Atom will still be one of the hosts of Umagang Kay Ganda.
Atom Araullo has indeed resigned as ABS-CBN News reporter and this was confirmed through a statement sent by Ging Reyes, Head of ABS CBN News and Current Affairs Department.
She clarified that Atom will still be seen as an anchor of Umagang Kay Ganda and Red Alert.
“Atom Araullo had filed his resignation from his reportorial duties but will remain an on camera talent of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs as an anchor in Umagang Kay Ganda and Red Alert.
“He said he arrived at this decision to be able to pursue other endeavors that would also help him grow as a journalist and as a host.
“He is aware that the news organization has included him in its future plans and will continue to assign him stories, coverage and events, befitting his position as a journalist.”
Today, Atom also broke his silence on the matter through a long post on his Facebook page. He explained that his political views were not a factor in his resignation as it was first reported.
“I quietly resigned as a news reporter of ABS-CBN a few weeks ago to explore other areas of media and to grow as a journalist. However, I continue to work with the network and our programs. My political views were not a factor in making this decision,” Atom clarified in his post.