Gigi Grande is a television journalist and news anchor for ABS-CBN and the ABS-CBN News Channel.
In 2016 Grande was named the Marshall McLuhan Fellow for Excellence in Journalism by the Canadian Embassy in Manila. In 2016 and 2015, she was chosen by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility as a panelist for the Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar, an annual event recognizing exceptional achievements of journalists in the Philippines. She earned recognition from the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines in 2015 for peace journalism for her report, "The Price of War, the Cost of Peace".
Grande’s career with ABS-CBN spans nearly two decades. She began by covering the graveyard shift of the police beat. The following year she moved on to cover the Health Department, and later, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, the Department of National Defense, the Commission on Elections and the Foreign Affairs Department.
Grande joined Current Affairs program ‘The Correspondents’ in 2003. Her work includes a documentary, ‘Kayod Eskwela’, which has been credited for inspiring the establishment of Serenata, a scholarship foundation for children of Overseas Filipino Workers.
In 2006, Grande was appointed ABS-CBN’s Australia News Bureau Chief and was given recognition by Migrante Australia for efforts to uplift the lives of overseas Filipinos.
She returned to Manila in 2010 to work as a News Editor, and in 2013, she joined the newly created Investigative and Research Group where she currently produces in-depth reports for ABS-CBN, ANC and ABS-CBNNEWS.COM.
Grande has anchored a number of programs including ‘Global News’, ‘Special Assignment’, ‘Dateline Philippines’, ‘Primetime on ANC’ and ‘Mornings@ANC’. She currently anchors the Saturday edition of ‘News Now’ and ‘The World Tonight’.