Born as Federico M. Hizon in 1966 in the Philippines, Rico Hizon is currently the daily news anchor of Asia Business Report (and one edition of World Business Report) for BBC World News. He is based in Singapore. Rico Hizon is a member of the Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
A biography of Rico Hizon from the official British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Press Office website.
This article posted in Philstar.com in December 2008 highlights Rico Hizon’s acceptance speech during the 2008 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.
This article posted on October 23, 2008 shows a photo of Rico Hizon with a fellow BPInoy Award 2008 awardee and with BPI top leaders during the awarding ceremony in Manila, Philippines.
A report entitled “BPI awards two outstanding overseas Filipinos” posted on the Pinoy Abroad section of GMANews.tv reveals that Rico Hizon held key roles in Singapore-based organizations such as the Philippine Cultural Society, the Philippine Bayanihan Society, and Namfrel-Singapore chapter.
An article posted on Inquirer.net entitled “Rico Hizon – BBC World’s lone Pinoy Anchor” features Rico Hizon’s career highlights, his family and overseas community in Singapore, and his notable awards in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Article from the Manila Bulletin about GoodNewsPilipinas.com, a site co-created by Rico Hizon. Rico Hizon explained in this article that the website aims “to raise the morale of Filipinos” by presenting good news and achievements of Filipinos.
This news story posted on August 29, 2003 describes Rico Hizon’s appointment as “the new permanent presenter of BBC World’s live Singapore-based daily financial programme, Asia Business Report.”
In this article from the Manila Bulletin entitled “Rico Hizon frontlines for BBC World,” Rico Hizon discusses his job transition from GMA-7 News and Public Affairs in 1987 to CNBC in 1994 until joining BBC World in November 2002.