Rose Tibayan is an award-winning broadcast journalist and digital media entrepreneur. She began her news career as a production assistant with NBC Nightly News in New York City, and went on to become an on-air general assignment reporter and/or anchor at KUAM-TV (NBC) Guam; WINK-TV (CBS) Fort Myers; and WPVI-TV (ABC) Philadelphia — the fourth-largest television market in the country.
Today she is leveraging her reporting skills, lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, and instinct for business, as the driving force behind Blackline Review — an online business publication that covers the technology and venture ecosystem in Chicago.
Rose holds a B.A. in English from the University of Delaware. In 2011, she received an M.A. in medical and science journalism from Columbia University in New York City, where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Medical Foundation scholar. She was awarded a Kaiser Family Foundation health reporting media fellowship at KTVU-TV (FOX) San Francisco where she enterprised, wrote, and produced an exclusive three-part public health series called The Dental Epidemic of Alameda County. The work received a national 2011 Public Health category award from the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ). In 2007, Rose was the recipient of a Telly Award for Kansasbio, a story she produced about the academic, corporate, and government efforts in Kansas City to establish a thriving bioscience ecosystem.
She is fluent in Tagalog, has traveled to several continents, and loves to ski.