Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and the environment. She started covering politics during the 2016 national elections, when she tailed the presidential campaign of then-mayor Rodrigo Duterte. She then became Rappler's Malacañang reporter, producing critical in-depth and investigative pieces about the Duterte presidency.
She has covered the environment, agriculture, and disaster beat, giving her the chance to report from the 2015 Paris climate change conference, chase super typhoons, and report their impact on communities.
She has been recognized for her reportage both in politics and environment. In 2021, she was named a panelist at the prestigious Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar which recognizes journalists for outstanding work.
After graduating magna cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in communication, she worked as a writer-producer for a late-night newscast on GMA 7.
Her hobbies include reading, playing with her dog, and rock-climbing. She has climbed the 4 highest peaks in the Philippines. She is also a Carlos Palanca award winner.