GMA Network Inc. announced this week the retirement of Jessica Soho after 30 long years of loyal, dedicated and outstanding service as an employee and first vice president for News Programs.
Soho has served the network well in various capacities as a news reporter up to 1988, production news manager (2000), acting news director (2002), vice president for News (2004), and vice president for News Programs (2008) up to her last promotion last year (2013) as first vice president for News Programs.
In a statement from management, Soho was lauded for “her leadership [under which]GMA News became the leading and most credible broadcast news organization in the country with its premier newscast, 24 Oras ending competition’s ratings dominance shortly after it was launched in 2004.
“Saksi also became an even stronger brand through the years and continues to dominate in its timeslot.”
In response, Soho echoed, “I am most proud of the fact that under my watch, the credibility of GMA News became even stronger. Filipinos watch us because they know we can be trusted to deliver accurate, objective and balanced reporting because we have no political agenda or biases and we have consistently proven that through administrations, past and present.
“We mean it when we say, ‘Walang kinikilingan. Walang pino-protektahan. Serbisyong Totoo lamang.”
While retiring from her news executive duties, Soho, however, stays on as a network talent as she continues to host her weekly award-winning news magazine programs, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS) on GMA and Brigada and nightly news program State of the Nation (SONA) both on GMA News TV.