CNN's Late Amelyn Veloso's Married Life Details, Husband and Children. Know About Her Cancer Battle!

News by Saburo Published on 25 Aug,2017 Updated on 25 Aug,2017

CNN Philippines senior anchor and correspondent  Amelyn Veloso who was well known for her signature trademark line, "Be Well" at the end of her programs is no more between us. She passed away on 24th August 2017 due to liver cancer. 

Despite her bad health, the dedicated anchoring veteran and broadcast journalist served CNN Philippines until she was strong enough to. Was the dedicated and hard working late Amelyn Veloso married? Or was she single? Let's find more about her personal life and her cancer battle that she lost. 

Amelyn Veloso Passed Away At The Age of 43, Know About Her Cancer Battle

CNN Philippines senior anchor and correspondent Amelyn Veloso passed away on 24th August 2017 due to cancer at the young age of 42. According to some sources, she was battling with liver cancer for three years.

During her last hour in the hospital,  the veteran broadcast journalist was surrounded by her husband Rodney, son Gab and her mother Amelita, and now they all are grieving her death. Despite her illness and even undergoing chemotherapy and surgery, she still hosted her shows until she was strong enough.

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The news was also announced by co-host Senator Richard Gordon on theTV5 show Aksyon Solusyon which they two used to host together. In the series of tweets, Gordon shared his condolences towards late Amelyn Veloso.

Gordon started his series of tweets with a picture of himself with his late co-host where he writes:

“The TV  and radio industry has lost one of its most amiable & professional hosts. Kate and I send our heartfelt condolences to the family of  Amelyn .”

The senator added in his next tweet,

He then concluded  by writing,

“Last night, I had to step out of her room, to sum up the courage to face her. When I went it, I saw a brave soul ready to be with our Creator.”

Her other friends, colleagues and even politicians have posted a tribute to her on their social media. Youth leader JV Ejercito also expressed his sympathy through his tweet.

In one of the tribute segment, CNN Philippines senior anchor Pia Hontiveros also expressed condolence towards her colleague. She said:

“In her final moments, she was surrounded by her immediate family— her husband, Rodney Zapanta, and their 14-year-old son Gab; and her mother, Amelita,”

She added:

“We always thought of her as beautiful, inside and out. There was not a single mean bone in her body. [She was] the kindest and gentlest of persons who bake cookies and pan de sal for us,”

Hontiveros also disclosed that despite her illness Veloso still worked hard and impressed all with her positive attitude.

Late CNN Philippines Amelyn Veloso's married life

Veloso who was a CNN Philippines original managed to keep her personal life under wraps, he kept her family life private. And also, she was not active on social media. However, according to some sources, she was married to Rodney.

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The couple together has a son, Gab, who is 14 years old.  Amelyn never disclosed any further details about their married life. But, analyzing their son's age we can assume that Veloso and  Rodney were married for over a decade.

Amelyn Veloso Quick Facts

  • Veloso's birth name is Amelyn Esther Veloso- Zapanta.
  • She was born on April 25, 1974, in Cebu City, Philippines.
  • She joined CNN Philippines since the network was launched in 2015.
  • She was awarded a marksmanship badge by the Armed Forces of the Philippines in 2006.
  • She was a Filipina broadcast journalist of CNN Philippines.
  • She was the anchor of shows like New Day, Morning Newsroom, and Serbisyo All Access