Kim Atienza Biography
Kim Atienza whose real name is Alejandro Ilagan Atienza, is a Filipino television host, actor, weather anchor, and a former politician. Also known as Kuya Kim, Atienza a resident weather anchor in ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol’s segment, “Weather-Weather Lang”. He served as councilor of the 5th District of Manila for three terms.
Kim Atienza Age
Atienza is 52 years old as of 2019. He was born on January 6, 1967, in Manila, Philippines.
Kim Atienza Family – Father
The former Manila councilor was born and raised in a family of six. He is the eldest son of former Mayor of Manila and Buhay Party-List Representative Lito Atienza and his wife Evelina Ilagan-Atienza. One of his siblings is athlete-turned newscaster Ali Atienza. The other siblings are Lei Atienza-Valdepeñas and Maile Atienza while the other two are not known.
Kim Atienza Wife and Children
Atienza has been married to Felicia Hung since 2002. The couple has three children: Jose III Hung Atienza, Emmanuelle Hung Atienza, and Eliana Hung Atienza.Kim Atienza’s Photo
Kim Atienza Career
Atienza has had a career in politics as well as in TV and radio. For twelve years, from 1995 to 2004, Kim served as councilor of the 5th district of Manila for three terms. One of his notable resolutions that he filed to the city council is the resolution in 1998 declaring actress Claire Danes as persona non grata and banning her films after Danes criticized the state of Manila’s cleanliness.
He ran as a representative of the 5th District of Manila in 2004 but lost to Joey Hizon. In 2007, his father, Lito Atienza, asked him to run as Mayor of Manila but he declined and then retired from politics, thinking that politics are scary.
In the early 1990s, Kim began his broadcasting career as the anchor of “Mata ng Agila”, an early morning newscast of DZEC Radyo Agila 1062, together with Onin Miranda.
He started his stint on TV when he began hosting Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas’ Animalandia as well as voice acting in the 90’s. He is also best known for voicing Takeru (renamed as Michael Joe) which is portrayed by Japanese Sentai actor Ryousuke Kaizu from the Super Sentai series, Hikari Sentai Maskman and he also references this in later years when he was being interviewed by fellow celebrity hosts.
Atienza became an ABS-CBN’s weather tracker for TV Patrol until he became the show’s resident weatherman after Ernie Baron died of myocardial infarction.
He left the early morning show, Umagang Kay Ganda in 2009 to host the late morning variety show It’s Showtime (then named Showtime). Kim began hosting Matanglawin (Hawkeye) on March 24, 2008.
In 2018, Kuya Kim began working in radio for the 2nd time overall working for DZMM via Sakto! with Amy Perez-Castillo. He replaced Marc Logan, the original host who had left the show. The show aired on both DZMM 630AM and DZMM Teleradyo.
Atienza is a Founding Member and President of Chinese International School Manila (CISM). He is also a marathoner triathlete and cyclist.
Kim Atienza Illness
Atienza suffered a stroke in 2010 and in 2013, he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome. This is a rare disease that attacks the nervous system. He underwent treatment and has since recovered totally, leading him to finish several marathons.
Kim Atienza Net Worth
Kim’s exact net worth is not known.
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