News Central
Genre Newscast
Live action
Citizen journalism
Format ABS-CBN Corporation
Created by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Directed by Henry Ballesteros
Presented by Primetime-anchors
Yassi Pressman
Nadine Lustre
Carlo Marasigan
Starring Evening-anchors
Zsa-Zsa Padilla
Pops Fernandez
Carlo Marasigan
Voices of Mari Kaimo (1998-2007)
TJ Manotoc (2007-2010)
Narrated by Carlo Marasigan (2014-present)
Theme music composer ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer(s) Ryan Cayabyab
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) English
No. of episodes  
Executive producer(s) Luz Rimban (supervising producer)
Annalisa Burgos (managing editor)
Jove Francisco (executive producer)
Producer(s) Jove Francisco

ABS-CBN Newscenter Manila

Quezon City Philippines
Camera setup multicamera setup
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel

Studio 23 (1998-2010)

ABS-CBN Sports and Action (2017-present)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original airing September 21, 1998-present
Preceded by News 23
Followed by

Dateline Philippines
TV Patrol
The World Tonight

Related shows

Dateline Philippines
TV Patrol-Weekend
The World Tonight-Weekend

External links
[  Website]
News Central was the flagship English primetime and late-night newscast of ABS-CBN Sports and Action which was aired from September 21,1998-present The show features a focus on major stories from around the country.




  • Mari Kaimo (1998-2007)
  • Cher Calvin (1998-2003)
  • Ria Tanjuatco-Trillo (2003-2010)
  • TJ Manotoc (2007-2010)
  • Tricia Chiongbian (showbiz anchor) (2007-2010)


  • Best News Program: KBP Golden Dove Awards (2002 and 2006)
  • Best Newscaster, Mari Kaimo: KBP Golden Dove Awards 2006)

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