Veteran broadcast journalist Mike Enriquez dies at 71

By J. Jala | 08:25 PM August 29, 2023

Veteran broadcast journalist Mike Enriquez died on Tuesday, August 29, according to GMA’s 24 Oras.

He was 71.

“It is with profound sadness that GMA Network announces the passing of our beloved Kapuso, Mr. Miguel ‘Mike’ C. Enriquez, who peacefully joined our Creator on August 29, 2023.”

“His dedication to the industry will serve as an inspiration to all,” GMA said.

A distinguished television and radio newscaster, Enriquez stood as one of the pillars of GMA Network

Enriquez’s more than 50 years of broadcasting experience started from an accidental encounter in 1969 at age 19. He revealed that his supposed visit to a former high school buddy at the Manila Broadcasting Company turned into an application when his friend introduced him to the staff manager as a prospective employee. 

He head GMA’s radio operations as the consultant of the radio operations group, and president of Radio GMA Network Inc. (RGMA). 

He started his TV career when he was asked to cover an election.

He hosted  Saksi: GMA Headline Balita, then an early-evening newscast, GMA Network News, Saksi, Imbestigador, and 24 Oras

He also hosted Saksi sa Dobol B via Super Radyo DZBB. 

Enriquez is survived by his wife Lizabeth “Baby” Yumping.

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