Magreretiro na si Jessica Soho bilang Vice President for News Program ng GMA Network.
Inanunsiyo ng GMA ang tungkol dito sa pamamagitan ng isang pahayag na nailathala sa website ng network ngayong araw, July 1.
Sa naturang pahayag, nakasaad ang pasasalamat ni Jessica bilang pinuno ng GMA news programs sa GMA at GMA News TV.
Aniya, “I am most proud of the fact that under my watch, the credibility of GMA News became even stronger.
“Filipinos watch us because they know we can be trusted to deliver accurate, objective, and balanced reporting because we have no political agenda or biases and we have consistently proven that through administrations, past and present.
“We mean it when we say, walang kinikilingan. Walang pino-protektahan. Serbisyong Totoo lamang.”
Sa loob ng 30 taon, iba’t ibang posisyon ang hinawakan ni Jessica sa GMA.
Nagsimula siya bilang news reporter hanggang 1998.
Ang iba pa niyang naging posisyon ay ang mga sumusunod: Production News Manager (2000), Acting News Director (2002), Vice President for News (2004), Vice President for News Programs (2008), hanggang sa ma-promote siya bilang First VP for News Programs noong 2013.
Bagamat lilisanin na niya ang kanyang executive position, mananatili namang Kapuso talent ang kilalang host ng Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho at Brigada; at news presenter ng State of the Nation.
“I am a Kapuso through the core of my being. I have worked with only one (1) network throughout my entire career because I truly believe in the network’s independence and professionalism,” sabi ni Jessica sa statement ng GMA.
Sa huli, muling nagpasalamat si Jessica sa kanyang home network.
Sabi niya, “I can never thank the network enough for everything it has given me and my family.
“I especially thank all my mentors—my bosses and cameramen in our old newsroom as well as my colleagues now—fellow managers, producers, reporters, talents and crews for the opportunity to lead them. It has been a great honor and privilege working with the best in the industry.
“Although I am retired from my position, I will always be a proud member of GMA News and Public Affairs.”