Atom Araullo is one of the most popular journalists in the country. Aside from a career in the broadcast industry, he is also a model, actor and a triathlete. Recently, he surprised viewers when he revealed that he will no longer be a Kapamilya. The reporter transferred to GMA where he actually first started.
Speculations that he is moving to the Kapuso network was confirmed when the station aired footage where Araullo was shown traveling to their studio.
It is official! Kapuso na po si Atom Araullo!
Posted by GMA Public Affairs on Thursday, September 21, 2017
“Working with ABS-CBN for over a decade has been an amazing adventure. However, the time has come to explore emerging opportunities and challenges beyond the organization,” Araullo wrote on the caption of one of his Instagram posts.
Wondering how Atom became the successful reporter he is now? Here’s a look back on his journey in the industry.
Araullo started appearing on television when he was 14 years old on the educational show, “5 and Up” which aired on ABC-5 and then transferred to GMA-7. It ran from 1992-2002.
Following the kid’s show, he disappeared from the limelight to continue his education. However, after a few years, he came back as a sports reporter in Kapuso network’s “24 Oras.” Atom had his own segment called, “ATOMic Sports.” In the show, he tried different sports and even practiced shooting a pistol during the program.
“ATOMic Sports” did not last long as he moved to Studio 23 in 2004. He became a part of the morning program, “Breakfast Supersize” and hosted “ATOMic Kitchen” where he teaches viewers to do easy 1-minute dishes.
He also appeared in some ABS-CBN shows like “Basta Sports” and “KNN: Kabataan News Network.” In 2009, he became a host for the Kapamilya morning show, “Umagang Kay Ganda” The reporter even sang Orange N’ Lemons hit, “Hangang Kailan” during the program in 2013.
Atom was also a reporter for “TV Patrol” and “Bandila.” He even went viral due to his risky reporting during the Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
He also became talked about on social media after he was seen fixing his hair and practicing his stance before his live report. The footage was featured in Marc Logan’s bloopers segment on the news program.
Furthermore, he announced that he will resign as a reporter in 2016. Still, he continued appearing in the network’s other current affairs and news programs. Earlier this year, he bagged a bronze medal at the New York Festival for International TV Programs and Films for his documentary, “Warmer.”
Also in the same year, he starred in his first film. He became part of the movie, “Citizen Jake” along with Cherie Gil, Dina Bonnevie, Max Collins, Gabby Eigenmann, Luis Alandy, and Nonie Buencamino.
Meanwhile, Atom Araullo will be one of the hosts of Kapuso documentary program, “I Witness” aside from Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc, and Sandra Aguinaldo.
What can you say about Atom’s journey in the industry? How about his decision to transfer to another network? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.