March 22, 2023

Maria Ressa (Journalist) Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 10, 2021

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Short Biography

Maria Ressa was born on 02-10-1963 in Manila, Philippines. She is a Filipino-American Journalist, Author, CEO & Co-founder of Rappler, an online news web portal based in the Philippines. She was awarded Nobel Peace Prize on 08-10-2021 jointly with Dmitry Muratov, a Russian journalist. 

Other Name: Maria Angelita Ressa
Other Professions: Author CEO Founder

Maria Ressa Complete Bio & Career

Maria Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and CEO of Rappeler. She did her initial schooling at Toms River High School North and then, in 1986, the journalist jumped to Princeton University, New Jersey where she attained degree of Bachelor of Arts, study of molecular biology and theater & dance  activities. In 1987, Ms Ressa got her first job as a reporter and anchor for government's station PTV 4. After that, she transferred to her another job as a documentor  in Probe production company and also worked at Cable News Network till 1995.

Then, in 1995, the journalist started her career journey at CNN's Jakarta bureau until 2005. Here, she was appointed as a senior investigation reporter especially for terorist groups and networks. Along with this Ms. Maria joined International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) and served herself as a author at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. Along with this, the author also became the part of ABS-CBN's news division and worked here untill 2010. In 2021, she became the partner of the Digital Economy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership in Harvard Kennedy School.

Additionally, in 2013, Ms Ressa wrote two books named "From Bin Laden to Facebook: 10 Days of Abduction" and "Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda's Newest Center". She also worked as a political and journalism teacher at University of the Philippines Diliman. 

Furthermore, in 2012, Maria established her own company "Rappler" along with her three friends and 12 other team members who are developers and journalists. In 2011, the company was first began on Facebook page but later on, it turned into a official website. It is the first online news website in Philippines America. She worked as a chief executive and editor for her company. Ressa was added in first 25 members of "Real Facebook Oversight Board" on September 2020.

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Maria Ressa Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Maria Ressa was born to Philippines parents on 2 October, 1963. Her father was died when she was just one year. After the death of her father, her mother left her along with her sister with her father's family and moved to America where she got married with her stepfather who is an Italian American man and came back to Philippines.

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Body Measurements

Breast Size 32
Hip Size 30
Body Figure 30-32-30
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Manila,Philippines, the United States
Nationality Philippine
Address Manila, Philippines, the United States
School Toms River High School North, New Jersey
College Princeton University
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Reading, Writing, Traveling
Marital Status Unmarried
Best Friends N/A
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website Official website


Favorite Color Black, Grey
Favorite Brand USA Polo Assn, Locaste
Favorite Player Marquise Goodwin
Favorite Sport Football, Golf
Favorite Politician Barack Obama
Favorite Actress Angelina Jolie
Favorite Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite Film Director Tom Hanks
Favorite Movie Fictional movie
Favorite Singer Lady Gaga
Favorite Song Pop, Jazz and bass music
Favorite Place German, Switzerland
Favorite Dress Formal apparels
Favorite Food Non-veg
Favorite Accessories Earpin

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Maria Ressa

  • Maria Ressa is the first independent Filipino Nobel laureate, co-founder and CEO of Rappler, author and journalist from Philippines, American
  • On 8th October, 2021, she was officially chooses for the Noble Peace Prize 2021 for her accurate work for democracy.
  • Her fath was died when she was just one year and then, her mother got married to her stepfather and her family started lived with him.
  • Ms. Ressa is one of the 25 leading figures on the Information and Democracy Commission which is launched by Reporters Without Borders

Maria Ressa Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

59 years, 5months, 20 days old age Maria Ressa will turn 60 on 02 October, 2023. Only 6 months, 9 days, 6 hours,56 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Maria Ressa has celebrated the total number of 60 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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