Maria Ressa

Inside Biography

Maria A. Ressa is a Filipino investigation journalist who is currently serving as the CEO of Rappler and is an author of the book ‘Seeds of Terror’ which is based on a blow-by-blow account of the hideouts of Al-Qaeda in Asia. Maria is one of the well-known journalists in the Philippines. She served as the head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs for six years.

Early Life, Bio, and Education Of Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa was born on September 2, 1963, in Manila, Philippines. He holds dual nationality (American and Philippine).

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Filipino journalist Maria Ressa studies molecular biology and theater at Princeton University. She is the receiver of Fulbright Scholarship and has completed her Masters in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman. The information regarding her parents is in complete shade.

Maria Ressa's Career

Maria  Ressa started her career working for CNN for nearly two decades as Manila Bureau chief from 1988-1995 and Jakarta Bureau Chief from 1995-2005. Whilst her time at CNN, Maria traveled and reported from her base in Southeast Asia as well as countries like India, Japan, Pakistan, Australia, China, and the United States.

Maria Ressa moved to ABS-CBS News and Current Affairs Department from 2004-2010. She taught the principle of Broadcasting at the University of Philippines Diliman and Princeton University, from where she had graduated. Maria taught a course on Politics and Press in Southeast Asia which she had designed. In October 2010, Maria wrote an Open letter to the network stating that it’s time for her to move on and will not renew her contract.

Even though Maria is not a looker; she was called “Philippines Sexiest woman alive” by Esquire Magazine in 2010 for her fearless writing in an eyewitness account of Al-Qaeda. Maria Ressia has contributed the write-up for The Wall Street Journal and CNN.

Awards and Achievements

Maria Resse is a very talented journalist which can be proved seeing the list of her awards and achievements. She has won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Doc u mentary, National Headliner Award for Investigate Journalism, the Asian Television Awards, Towns-Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service and TOYM, Ferris Professorship of Journalism at Princeton University, Asian Television Awards for Indonesia, Local Female Leader for Leadership and Innovation in Journalism and many others.

Maria Ressa's Personal Life

Maria Ressa is a lesbian. She came out as a lesbian in 2005. She was dating a producer Lilibeth Frondoso. Later, it was rumored Maria left Lilibeth and started dating Beth Frondoso. Following the reports of the various sourced in-depth, Maria has not married till date and has no children.

Social Media Profile

Maria has a twitter account that goes under the handle @mariaressa.  Maria is active on Twitter since April 2009. A very short biography on Maria is available on Wikipedia. Besides, various websites have stored news on her. 

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Maria Ressa is 55 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth Sign: Libra
  • Body Measurements: He has an average body built however the exact figure is yet to find out.

by Bchrome, 10 Jan, 2017

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