Atom Araullo leaves ABS-CBN

Tempo - - Entertainment - By ROBERT R. REQUINTINA

BROAD­CASTER-turned-tele­vi­sion host and ac­tor Atom Araullo has left ABS CBN where he worked for more than a decade, say­ing that he wanted to “pur­sue other op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges.”

“Work­ing with ABS-CBN for over a decade has been an amaz­ing ad­ven­ture. How­ever, the time has come to ex­plore emerg­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges be­yond the or­ga­ni­za­tion,” said in his state­ment which he posted on Instagram.

“Al­though I am tak­ing a new path, I have noth­ing but re­spect and grat­i­tude for the com­pany that helped me become the jour­nal­ist I am to­day. To all the hard­work­ing men and women of ABS-CBN, maram­ing maram­ing sala­mat,” Araullo said.

In Au­gust 2016, Araullo re­signed from his re­por­to­rial du­ties on ABSCBN but con­tin­ued with his other tasks for the same net­work.

“He said he ar­rived at this de­ci­sion to be able to pur­sue other en­deav­ors that would also help him grow as a jour­nal­ist and as a host. He is aware that the news or­ga­ni­za­tion has in­cluded him in its fu­ture plans and will con­tinue to tap his tal­ent for sto­ries, cov­er­age and events that be­fit a jour­nal­ist of his cal­iber,” Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent for News and Cur­rent Af­fairs Ging Reyes said in a state­ment then.

Prior to his de­par­ture from the

net­work, Araullo was one of the co­hosts for the daily morn­ing show “Uma­gang Kay Ganda” and “Red Alert.”

Araullo, 34, grad­u­ated with a Bach­e­lor’s Science de­gree in Ap­plied Physics at the Univer­sity of the Philp­pines in Dil­i­man, Que­zon City.

Dur­ing his stint on ABS-CBN, Araulo earned sev­eral awards, in­clud­ing a bronze world medal at the New York Fes­ti­vals Awards for his doc­u­men­tary “Warmer” in April this year.

The same doc­u­men­tary was also rec­og­nized at the 38th Catholic Mass Me­dia Awards.

Araullo makes his act­ing de­but n up­com­ing film “Cit­i­zen Jake,” the come­back movie of multi-awarded di­rec­tor Mike de Leon.

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