Mel Tiangco

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Mel Tiangco
Born Carmela Tiangco-Cornejo
(1955-08-10) August 10, 1955 (age 63)
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Broadcast journalist
Employer GMA Network, Inc.
Television 24 Oras co-Host
Powerhouse former Host
Magpakailanman Host (2002-2008; 2012-present)
Title GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. EVP and COO
Children Wency Cornejo

Carmela Tiangco-Cornejo, popularly known as Mel Tiangco (born August 10, 1955) is a popular television newscaster and television host in the Philippines.

After graduating from De La Salle University, she became one of the leading presenters in Philippine television journal programmes. She currently co-anchors GMA Network's evening newscast, 24 Oras with Mike Enriquez. She was also the host of the weekly drama anthology Magpakailanman and a co-host for Mel and Joey with comedian-TV host-writer Joey de Leon.

She is the mother of Wency Cornejo, a musician best known as the lead vocalist of the now-defunct Philippine rock band After Image (active in the 1990s). She is also involved in philanthropic work as the Executive Vice President of the GMA Kapuso Foundation, the network's socio-civic arm.



Year Title Role Network
2011 Sanib Puwersa Host GMA Network
2011–2013 Power House Host GMA News TV
2004–2011 Mel and Joey Host GMA Network
2004–present 24 Oras News Anchor GMA Network
2004 Partners with Mel Tiangco Host GMA Network
2002-2008; 2012–present Magpakailanman Host GMA Network
2001 Debate with Mare at Pare Guest Host GMA Network
1999-2004 Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco News Anchor GMA Network
1996-2004 Partners Mel and Jay Host GMA Network
1996–1999 Saksi News Anchor GMA Network
1988 Bahay Kalinga Host ABS-CBN
1987–1996 Mel & Jay Host ABS-CBN
1987–1996 TV Patrol News Anchor ABS-CBN
1986–1987 Balita Ngayon News Anchor ABS-CBN
1983–1986 City 2 Balita News Anchor BBC
1978 Helpline sa 9 Host RPN
1975 NewsWatch News Anchor RPN


Year Title Network
1993 Pulis, Pulis Kung Umaksiyon, Mabilis DZMM
1987–1996 Mel & Jay sa DZMM DZMM



  • Edukcircle MOPIP TV Awards[1]


  • Anak TV Makabata Hall of Famers Award
  • People of the Year, People Asia Magazine


  • Most Outstanding Female News Presenter, COMGUILD Center for Journalism


  • Most Outstanding Female News Presenter of the Year, COMGUILD Center for Journalism


  • Outstanding Broadcast Journalist & Social Servant, Gusi Peace Prize Award
  • Outstanding Host for Partners Mel & Jay, 1st Golden Screen Awards for Television
  • Woman of Distinction Award, Soroptimist International


  • Best Talk Show/Program Host-TV, Partners Mel & Jay, 12th KBP Golden Dove Awards
  • Best Female Newscaster, Frontpage, Star Awards for Television
  • Outstanding Citizen of Quezon City for Mass Media


  • Paralegal ng Bayan Awardee, 16th Huwarang Pilipino Award for Media & Journalism
  • He & She (HAS) Club Awardee, Outstanding Woman of Bataan
  • Woman of Distinction Award, Soroptimist International
  • Best Female Newscaster, Star Awards for Television
  • Best Female Broadcaster for Television, KBP Golden Dove Awards


  • Trailblazer Award, Outstanding Alumna, St. Theresa’s College


  • Finalist, Asian Television Awards, Singapore
  • Ka Dorop Broadcaster of the Year Award, KBP Golden Dove Awards


  • Finalist, New York International TV Festival, Mel & Jay, TV Host


  • Best Female Newscaster, Star Awards for Television


  • Presidential Awardee, Best Non-Government Organization in Public Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • Presidential Awardee, First Media People’s Award
  • Best Magazine Talk Show Host, Star Awards for Television
  • Best Female Newscaster, Star Awards for Television
  • Best Female Celebrity Talk show host, Star Awards for Television


  • Gintong Ina Awardee, Single Parent of the Year, Golden Mother & Father Foundation


  • Commendation: Humanitarian Concern, House Resolution No. 35-Series 1995, House of Representatives, Republic of the Philippines
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.
  • Gintong Ina Awardee, Celebrity Mother of the Year, Golden Mother & Father Foundation, Inc.


  • Best Female Television Talkshow Host, Star Awards for Television, Philippine Movie Press Club (Hall of Fame)


  • Pinakamahusay na Programa sa Telebisyon, Gawad Cultural Center of the Philippines Awards for TV, Mel & Jay


  • Best Female Newscaster, Star Awards for Television, Philippine Movie Press Club


  • Broadcast Journalism Award, Public Service on Radio (Mel & Jay DZMM), Rotary Club of Manila
  • TOWNS Awardee, The Outstanding Women in Nation Service (Public Service & Journalism)


  • Presidential Medallion, Presidential Awardee for Work for the Welfare of the Disabled, Apolinario Mabini Award

1988, 1990

  • Best Female Newscaster, Star Awards for Television, Philippine Movie Press Club.