- He also shared how he had to fight for his dreams as his father was initially against what he wanted to become.
- Ted also mentioned his transition from ABS-CBN to TV5.
Some people may not know but veteran broadcaster Ted Failon had some experience in being a member of the government when he served as the 1st district representative of Leyte from 2001 to 2004.
In a recent episode of Luchi Cruz Valdes’ Usapang Real Life, Failon stated that he had his ups and downs regarding his career and that there were times where he had to fight for his dreams. But never again will he return to politics.
He also shared some of his experiences before being a news anchor. He has worked as a mechanic, bellboy, and waiter just to afford going to college.
And it was not easy for him to be a radio announcer at that time because his father was initially against the idea.
But Ted didn’t give up. He had his own program at a radio station in Tacloban which only gave him Php50 as a salary. He then continued to be a journalist for different stations before making his way to ABS-CBN.
After the Kapamilya network’s shut down, DZMM also announced its closure. The network was denied a fresh 25-year franchise by the Congress. This is when Ted and other talents of the network decided to jump ship.
“Hindi naman sana ako lilipat kung meron pa ring radyo. Kaso, wala na ang teleradyo, ang tunay na mundo ko, ang pangarap ko,” he said.
Ted now has a show in Radyo5 with DJ Chacha titled ‘Ted Failon and DJ Chacha sa Radyo5’.