|Born||October 31, 1962 (age 54)|
|Birth place||Laoag City Philippines|
Lynda Jumilla (born 31 October 1962) is a Filipina Chief of Reporters for the news division, host of Beyond Politics on ANC, and a commentator on DZMM. She has been a journalist for more than 25 years now. She has been with ABS-CBN since 1999 after she made an unplanned shift from print journalism to broadcasting. She used to be a print journalist having been with the country's top newspapers: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Times, and The Philippine Star.
Among her shows were: ANC Presents: the Road to 2013, Ibabalita Ngayon (News Now), Chief Justice on Trial, and S.R.O..
As a political correspondent, she honed her skills through the beats she has covered through the years: the Presidential Palace, Congress and its electoral tribunals; the Judiciary and Justice Department beat/s; the Commission on Elections; and the labor and health portfolios. She is also a veteran of covering elections and political campaigns.
Her biggest coverage to date was when she joined the papal flight to cover Pope Francis’ 2015 Apostolic Voyage to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
Jumilla is a graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) Institute of Mass Communication (now College of Mass Communication) where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication major in Journalism after the heady but also uncertain days of the EDSA Revolution. She also finished a certificate course in electronic sub-editing and lay-outing at the International Institute for Journalism in Berlin.
She is a Jaime V. Ongpin fellow, and a recipient of the Marshall Mcluhan Award for Investigative and Explanatory Journalism in 2012.
- "Polls, Politics, and the Press: New Roles, New Challenges for the Philippine Media”.University of Toronto Faculty of Information.(Accessed on 6 February 2017).
- “Beyond Politics”.TFC.(Accessed on 6 February 2017).