Boy Abunda was born in Borongan City, Eastern Samar.
He attended Ateneo de Manila University taking up Business Management. However, he failed to finish that course because of his father’s death. He left Ateneo and worked in odd jobs to support himself.
At the Metropolitan Theater, he worked as a stage actor and after that, as an assistant stage manager. Later, he became the assistant of the theater’s administrator Conchita “Tita Conching” Sunico, who taught him public relations. Within a couple of years, he started Backroom, Inc., a public relations firm. He was working as a public relations consultant for GMA Network when a network executive named Bobby Barreiro, suggested him to try hosting a television show.
Abunda became a host of Show and Tell, a late night variety talk show with Gretchen Barretto, and Startalk, an entertainment talk show. He subsequently moved to GMA Network’s competitor ABS-CBN in 1999, where he has hosted the following shows: The Buzz, Private Conversations, Home Boy, Kontrobersyal, SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon and The Bottomline with Boy Abunda, a talk show interview. He is also a newscaster for entertainment of the late-night news program Bandila.
He also produced an album entitled Melodic Conversations.
He graduated from Philippine Women’s University with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts in 2009 and Master of Arts in Communication Arts in 2011.
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