Marie is no stranger to the long, brutal hours working on-set. A two-decade career saw her evolve and transition from hard news reporting to lifestyle journalism. She remembers, “When I was a news reporter, I remember walking into the news room in an all-white outfit, high heeled shoes. I was all glammed up. That day, they asked me to cover a fire incident in Quezon City.” The young reporter was unfazed. She headed to her assignment, ready to make her mark in the world.