Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

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 a general assignment reporter, anchor, and producer at WPVI-TV (ABC) in Philadelphia, WINK-TV (CBS) Fort Myers, and KUAM-TV (NBC) Guam. 

Currently, she works as a freelance writer and content producer, creating multimedia content for clients, non-profits, and cultural institutions. Since 2015, Rose has been a content strategist for the Digital Co-Curation team at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago where she enterprises digital content, researches facts, interviews story subjects, writes and edits a monthly online newsletter, manages social media accounts, and produces video story packages related to the Anthropology Department's 10,000-object Philippines Collection.

In 2011, Rose 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 series received a national 2012 Excellence in Journalism Award (Public Health category) from the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ). She is also the recipient of three Telly Awards for Excellence in multimedia production.

Rose is fluent in Tagalog, has traveled to several continents, and gives her time to several organizations. As a member of the media committee of the Hydrocephalus Association, Rose is working to increase awareness of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) ― a treatable imbalance of water in the brain that is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. In 2015, Rose co-founded a non-profit organization, The Sampaguita Group, which brings awareness to the phenomenon of, "educational downward mobility" among second-generation Filipino Americans. In the past two years, her team has raised and awarded $6,000 in college scholarships to women. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Illinois chapter of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), and is a member of the nominating committee of the Circle of Empowered Women (CEW.)

Rose holds a Master of Arts degree in medical and science journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York, where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Medical Foundation scholar. ✿