ABS-CBN News showbiz anchor Gretchen Fullido was reminded through Facebook that she has already spent a decade as TV Patrol’s Star Patrol reporter.
She then shared that before gettting the job, she went through various hosting stints that started when she was still a courtside reporter for the UP Fighting Maroons. Gretchen had “no day offs for seven years” back then and juggled her time as a full-time student in University of the Philippines, a student-athlete, and a reporter since she took on her Kapamilya network stint when she was still second year college.
“In total, and if my math is correct, I’ve been working in ABS-CBN for more than 14 years going 15?!?” she wrote.
“Time flies... and I can’t be more grateful to our dear Lord for blessing me with this wonderful opportunity and awesome life and career journey,” she added.
Can you believe it? 😱 This memory popped up on Facebook and it reminded me that 2018 marks my 10th year as a Star Patrol reporter! WOW! 😍🙌🏻 But before that, I trained for months as a graveyard police beat reporter... my mentor was @dolandcastro! Hi Doland! 😉 . This was after my stint as a courtside reporter for the UP Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball team in the UAAP & the PBL... at the same time, I was also doing the DZMM Teleradyo show #Sportstalk with Freddie Webb as well as writing, being the weather girl and anchor for various shows in ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel) 🤪 I also had a show called “The Wrap” on Studio 23 — miss you @mark_salamat @vincerodriguez 😊 . YES... my motto before was NO DAY OFF! KURACHA ang peg! I didn’t have a day off for 7 years! I was coming to work Monday to Sunday! O diba? LAGARE PA MORE!!! 😝🙌🏻 . In total, and if my math is correct, I’ve been working in ABS-CBN for more than 14 years going 15?!? 😱 I was still a college student in UP when I started working for the Kapamilya network. 2nd year college to be exact... I juggled being a full time student, Varsity athlete in swimming & being in the National team as well... working in ABS-CBN and more! 😜 . Time flies... and I can’t be more grateful to our dear Lord for blessing me with this wonderful opportunity and awesome life and career journey. ❤️ . Cheers to many more milestones and amazing stories to cover and present! God is soooo good always!!! 😘 . Sending Kisses to our beloved Comedy King, the late tito Dolphy Quizon who I always enjoyed interviewing back in the day! We miss you everyday, tito Dolphy!!!! 🙏🏻 . Pls don’t mind my make up... 🤣 My make up technique and tools weren’t so high tech and cool back then... and I didn’t even know how to put or wear false eyelashes back in the day! Hahahaha! 🙈🤪 . #10thAnniversary #StarPatrol #TimeFlies #ChubbyCheeks #ABSCBN #DZMM #ANC