Broadcast journalist Karen Davila returned to anchoring TV Patrol after a decade since her last stint as the newscast’s anchorwoman.
On Wednesday night, Davila joined Noli De Castro and Bernadette Sembrano in delivering the news on ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast. The change in the line-up came on the heels of former TV Patrol anchor Ted Failon’s network transfer to TV5.
Karen previously served as a news presenter for the show back in 2004 to 2010.
“What an honor to be on #TVPatrol tonight with Kabayan Noli De Castro & Bernadette Sembrano. First time to be back since my stint in 2004-2012. Really grateful for the opportunity,” she wrote on Twitter.
On Instagram, the ANC 24/7 host opened up on how nervous she was to report back to TV Patrol.
“Sa totoo lang, kinakabahan at nininerbyos ako nung una. I haven’t done #TVPatrol in 10 years and I haven’t done #Bandila in almost 7 months,” she wrote.
In the comments section of her post, she informed a follower that she will be a regular on the newscast every Monday and Wednesday.
TV Patrol’s resident weatherman Kuya Kim Atienza also took to social media to welcome her back.
His caption read: “Welcome home @iamkarendavila its been 10 years! #tvpatrol #buhaypapokami.”
Star Patrol anchor Gretchen Fullido shared the same photo of their “Wednesday group.”
“Thank you Lord na buhay pa po kami in the service of the Filipino,” she said.
TV Patrol now airs online through ABS-CBN’s various digital platforms — its website, Facebook and YouTube page –– as well as its streaming service iWant and cable news channel ANC.
In August, 12 regional TV Patrol programs were taken off air after the broadcast giant’s franchise was denied by the House of Representatives last July 10.