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Karen Davila
Kristen Karen Lising Davila

(1970-11-21) November 21, 1970 (age 53)
Manila, Philippines
Alma mater University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Broadcast journalist
  • television news anchor
  • radio presenter
  • newspaper columnist
Years active 1994–present
Agent GMA Network (1994–2000)
ABS-CBN (2000–present)
Spouse(s) Daryl Jake "DJ" Sta. Ana
Children 2
Relatives Wil Dasovich (nephew)
YouTube information
Years active 2021–present
Genre Life stories, motivational stories, guest interviews
Subscribers 843 thousand
Total views 49 million
Network B617 Management & Enterprise (since 2021)
Subscriber and view counts updated as of 3 October 2021.

Kristen Karen Lising Davila-Sta. Ana (Tagalog pronunciation: [ˈdɐbɪla]; born November 21, 1970), known professionally as Karen Davila, is a Filipino journalist and news anchor.

Early life

Davila went to high school at the Colegio San Agustin – Makati. She took a degree of Bachelor of Arts major in Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City.


As a professional journalist, she has received awards internationally, including an award from the New York Festival and the Ten Outstanding Young Men Awards for Broadcast Journalism in 2008. She has more than 20 awards in the professional journalism field from both local and international organizations. She was one of People Asia magazine's "People of the Year" in 2013. She was also recognized by the Philippine Senate as one of the Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS). .....

Personal life

Davila is married to DJ Sta. Ana, with two children: David and Lucas. She is an advocate for people with special needs, children's rights, government transparency, and journalism.

She is the aunt of Filipino-American actor and YouTube content creator Wil Dasovich.

Davila announced on January 9, 2022, during her conversation with Filipino physician Tony Leachon in her ANC program, Headstart, that she and her family caught COVID-19, although she indicated that they were recovering from the disease. On January 15, she posted on Instagram that she and her fellow TV Patrol anchors Alvin Elchico and Gretchen Fullido have survived COVID-19. On her 52nd birthday, she revealed on Instagram that she had recovered from COVID-19 for a second time.



Year Title Role Network
2023–present My Puhunan: Kaya Mo! Host A2Z / Kapamilya Channel
2021 The World Tonight Anchor ANC / Kapamilya Channel
2015 3-in-1 Host ABS-CBN
2013–2015; 2015–2020 My Puhunan
2012–2013 Engkwentro
2010–present Headstart with Karen Davila ANC
2010–2020 Bandila Anchor ABS-CBN
2004–2010; 2021–present TV Patrol ABS-CBN / A2Z / ANC / Kapamilya Channel / TeleRadyo Serbisyo
2000–2010 The Correspondents Host ABS-CBN
2000–2003 ABS-CBN Headlines Anchor
1999–2000 Extra Extra Host GMA Network
1998 Saksi Reporter
1995–1998 Anchor


Year Title Role Station
2000–2018 Pasada Sais Trenta Anchor DZMM
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