RJ Ledesma is a man of many different talents. Depending on the day, you might find him either writing his weekly column, overseeing the operations of his food markets, taping a segment for his TV show, or hosting an event.
If you grew up during the 80’s, you might have seen him in some commercials back when he was still called ‘Joey’, but RJ’s work on-screen goes much beyond. He has been a co-anchor in news programs such as Alas Singko Y Medya Weekends and Magandang Umaga Bayan Weekends. He has also acted in television series such as Habang May Buhay and Lastikman. He was also the host of lifestyle and educational shows such as Tahanang Pinoy, The Men’s Room, Best Men, and Math-Tinik.
When he isn’t busy filming his shows, RJ puts his effort in his duties as an entrepreneur, editor, and writer. He has been a mainstay in the Philippine Star since 2006 with his column, Pogi from a Parallel Universe that goes out every Sunday. These columns have been collected into five best-selling books, one of which became a finalist at the 30th National Book Awards. He also serves as co-founder of the successful Mercato Centrale food market, and he is also the editor-in-chief of UNO Magazine.