MARINELA M. ASERON is an instructor at the Department of Broadcast Communication of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, where she is also currently completing her MA in Media Studies. She has 18 years of experience in FM radio broadcasting, having started as a newscaster/newswriter for pop station 99.5 RT. She spent most of her radio years as station manager and disc jockey for smooth jazz station City Lite 88.3. She currently co-anchors Tinig ng Bayan on NBN Channel 4, a news and public affairs talk show. She is also a familiar voice on radio and television commercials, and is a member of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Standards Authority, the rule-enforcing body of the organization.