Birthday: October 5, 1964
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Korina Maria Sanchez, wife of political personality Mar Roxas, is considered as one of the most highly-acclaimed broadcast journalists and television hosts in the Philippines. The only girl in a brood of five children, Sanchez grew up with love for writing. As a student, she became very active in extra-curricular activities like singing, theater acting, public speaking, and high school varsity volleyball.In her younger years, she aspired to be in the performing arts but later on decided that her true calling was in the field of communication. Sanchez began her career as a weather girl for a government-run network during the Marcos administration. She joined ABS-CBN in 1986 as a reporter, and eventually became the leading female news personality of the network. Over the years, Sanchez has received countless citations from different award-giving bodies including the New York Festivals where she was nominated for the Best News Reporter category.