To read this article in Filipino, see Ricky Lo.
Early life and education
Ricardo Fua Lo, popularly known as Ricky Lo, was born of Chinese descent, in Las Navas, Northern Samar. He finished grade school in the town and attended the bilingual Tabaco Pei Ching School in Tabaco, Albay. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of the East. Owing to an affinity for feature films, he aspired to be a gardener of actress Susan Roces.
Lo began his career in the media in 1969, working as an editorial assistant for Variety magazine, The Manila Times' Sunday supplement. He would later establish his "FunFare" column in the said paper. After his stint in Variety magazine, which lasted until 1972, Lo joined the Philippine Daily Express as a staff writer for the newspaper publisher's Express Week magazine. He then worked as a deskman for The Evening Express and eventually wrote for its main broadsheet. Lo then became an editorial assistant for the Daily Express''s Sunday magazine Weekend, a job he held until 1986. In July 1986, Lo joined The Philippine Star and revived his "FunFare" column and started his regular Sunday feature, "Conversations with Ricky Lo".
In 1995, Lo published Star-Studded, the first compilation of his articles on movie stars. Another book, Conversations with Ricky Lo, was published in 2001.
In 1999, Lo joined the showbiz-oriented talk show The Buzz on ABS-CBN as a host. He later transferred to GMA 7 and became a co-host on Startalk from 2008 to 2015 and CelebriTV from 2015 to 2016. He also hosted his own show, The Ricky Lo Exclusives, on QTV 11.
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