Annalisa Burgos (AAJA-Asia) has joined ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) in the Philippines as an anchor for Early Edition. Annalisa holds 17 years of experience as a multimedia journalist covering news, business and lifestyle beats in Asia, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Prior to joining ANC, Annalisa was an anchor and lifestyle correspondent for Channel NewsAsia’s FirstLook Asia. Before her move to Asia, Annalisa was a New York-based anchor, reporter and editor for several major media companies, including Yahoo, HGTV, Forbes, CNBC and Bloomberg. A Los Angeles native, she is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Follow Annalisa on Twitter at @AnnalisaBurgos.
Ken Moritsugu (AAJA-Asia) has been named news director for Japan and the Koreas at The Associated Press. He will oversee the news agency’s text, video and photo operations in Japan, South Korea and North Korea. Previously, he was AP’s bureau chief in Tokyo and Asia-Pacific enterprise editor in Bangkok. Ken is a former president of the New York and Asia chapters of AAJA and served one year as national vice president for print. Follow Ken on Twitter at @kmorit.