Raymond Gutierrez set to host new TV5 show-A A +A
Saturday, September 28, 2013
TELEVISION host Raymond Gutierrez is now ready to leave a mark in his new mother network, TV5, where he recently signed a one-show contract.
The 29-year-old host will be part of the newest showbiz-oriented show "Showbiz Police" hosted by Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, ace director Joey Reyes and columnist Cristy Fermin.
"I'm ready to ask serious questions. We are taking it to another level and it's more fearless," said Raymond in a recent interview at the TV5 Media Center studio in Mandaluyong City.
Raymond said that he likes working with his new co-hosts and the entire production team because everyone listens to anyone's ideas. They're open to new inputs in the program, he said.
"You go where the work is and right now I'm with TV5 and I'm enjoying it. I like working with the people. What's nice with working in a new station like this is they are more accepting of new concepts and ideas. Mas receptive sila and that's exciting in TV5," he said.
Raymond said he didn't have a hard time adjusting with his new mother network because he has friends who are long connected with the station. Among them are Lucy, show biz personality Divine Lee.
"Yung adjustment period ay madali because I have friends here like Lucy and Divine. They made it easier for me. It's been pleasant and everything’s going smoothly," he said.
Now that he's taking showbiz reporting to a higher level, Raymond said he doesn't fear discussing issues or controversies surrounding his family.
It's part of his work, he said, and it comes with the territory. "If my family is involved in an issue and we have to talk about it, we'll talk about it. You just have to know when to be a brother, a son or when to be a professional tv host," he added.
"I know my role and I know what I have to portray. Kung may mga instances na kailangan kong pag-usapan yung mga nangyayari sa family, then I really have to discuss it. If it's not my place to talk about it, I wouldn't comment on their behalf," Raymond said.
Raymond recalled that when he joined in the industry, the biggest issue at that time was the divorce of his eldest sibling, Ruffa Gutierrez, from her Turkish husband Yilmaz Bektas.
He said he knows when to draw the line and what issues to tackle.
Raymond promised to continue expressing his views to the public and wouldn't fear speaking his mind out on controversial issues.
"It's a work in progress. Hindi parin ako kasing tapang ni Nay Cristy or ni Direk Joey, pero siguro through time. Maturity comes with it, age comes with it. Let's see," he said.
Asked if he will invite other members of the Gutierrez clan, especially his twin brother Richard, to TV5, he said Richard will be an asset to any network but the latter is still enjoying his free time after his contract expired with GMA-7.
"He's enjoying his time off because he's working non-stop for 11 years. Kung ako nga napapagod, ano pa kaya siya. For him, the past few months na relax mode siya, na-enjoy niya." (Sunnex)