Cristy Fermin

Cristy Fermin
Cristinelli Fermin

(1956-07-23) July 23, 1956 (age 63)
Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Alma materLyceum of the Philippines University
OccupationTalk show host, reporter
Years active1980–present

Cristinelli "Cristy" Fermin (born July 23, 1956) is a Filipino talk show host, showbiz reporter, and a yellow journalist known widely for her tabloid journalism. She finished her bachelor's degree in journalism at the Lyceum of the Philippines University.[1]


She started her career as a political journalist, but soon turned towards writing for tabloids, about movie stars and other celebrities. Her first television appearance was when she became the main host of the weekend showbiz talk show Movie Magazine on GMA Network in 1987. In 1992, ABS-CBN hired Fermin to host the Sunday talk show Showbiz Lingo with Butch Francisco. Fermin's participation as main host of Showbiz Lingo had the blessings from her producers Inday Badiday, and did not run in conflict with Movie Magazine, which aired on Saturdays. But in 1994, Cristy eventually left Movie Magazine and GMA Network after she signed an exclusive talent contract with ABS-CBN, which in return capitalized on Cristy's new title as the '90s "Queen of Intrigues" by giving her the daily talk show Cristy Per Minute which started airing in 1995.

Fermin also appeared in the 2003 Showbiz Gossip Series S2: Showbiz Sabado with Edu Manzano and talent manager/host Alfie Lorenzo. She also appeared in the showbiz talk show The Buzz, with main hosts Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino.

Fermin was suspended by the ABS-CBN management effective October 15, 2008 until December 31, 2008, on both The Buzz and the radio program Showbiz Mismo of DZMM, due to controversial rift issues between her and former actress Nadia Montenegro.[2][3]

In April 2008, the Supreme Court of the Philippines affirmed a libel conviction and ordered her to pay a fine and damages to couple Anabelle Rama and Eddie Gutierrez instead of serving a jail term previously issued by a lower court.[4]

In 2010, Cristy Fermin returned on TV5 as one of the main hosts of the weekly showbiz talk show Paparazzi. She was joined by Mo Twister and former The Buzz co-host Ruffa Gutierrez. She is also a co-host of Juicy! with original hosts Alex Gonzaga and IC Mendoza.

On November 8, 2010, she returned on radio when her entertainment news program, Cristy FerMinute, was launched on Radyo5 92.3 News FM. The said program is also simulcast on AksyonTV.

On July 28, 2012, TV5 canceled Paparazzi, while Juicy! was canceled on August 3. Cristy began hosting Ang Latest on August 4 of the same year.


Television shows

Year Title Role Network
2014 Showbiz Police Host TV5
2012–2013 Ang Latest Host TV5
2011–2012 Real Confessions Host TV5
2011 Talentadong Pinoy Judge TV5
2010–2011 Star Confessions Host TV5
2010–2012 Paparazzi Host TV5
2010–2012 Juicy! Host TV5
2003–2008 The Buzz Host ABS-CBN
2003 S2: Showbiz Sabado Host ABS-CBN
2002 Lunch Break Muna Co-Host IBC
1997–1999 Showbiz Lingo Plus Host ABS-CBN
1995–2000 Cristy Per Minute Host ABS-CBN
1992–1997 Showbiz Lingo Host ABS-CBN
1987–1994 Movie Magazine Host GMA Network
1983–1986 Big Ike's Happening, Now! Segment reporter BBC

Radio shows

Year Title Role Station
2010–present Cristy FerMinute Host Radyo5 92.3 News FM
2004–2010 Showbiz Mismo Host DZMM


  1. ^ Rodriquez, Jaja (13 October 2008). "Cristy Fermin, from barrio lass to entertainment reporter (Part I)". Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ Ramirez, Patty (16 October 2008). "ABS-CBN suspends The Buzz host Cristy Fermin". ABS-CBN Interactive Inc. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008.
  3. ^ Santiago, Erwin (15 October 2008). "ABS-CBN suspends Cristy Fermin's TV and radio contract". Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "SC orders Cristy Fermin to pay Gutierrez couple P800,000". Asian Journal. Manila, Philippines: Asian Journal Publications, Inc. 3 April 2008. Archived from the original on 6 April 2008.

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