New job as KITV Island News weekend anchor

April 2018 heralds in a new role for me at Island News, as weekend evening anchor. I am also taking the lead on our segment “Aging Well” about senior living, because I’m versed with the topic after my mother’s illness and demise.

I have stopped doing Diane Ako PR. It was super great, but this came along unexpectedly and it's fun, too.

TV news is my first love. There is nothing like the adrenaline of breaking news! I also like being of service to the public, whether it’s informing or inspiring viewers.

I’m lucky to have fallen in with a great team at Island News. People across the board are supportive and collaborative. It’s a great environment!

I’m also tickled to co-anchor with Paul Drewes again, my best friend in news. We got on so well in our five-year run at KHNL, and I never thought we’d be paired up again.

Here’s when you can catch Paul and me on weekends:

:)

Saturday evenings

5 – 5:30 p.m.

6 – 6:30 p.m.

10 – 10:30 p.m.

 

Sunday evenings

5 – 5:30 p.m.

10 – 10:30 p.m.

 

Here’s when you can watch Aging Well:

Fridays in the 5 p.m.

Sundays in Good Morning Hawaii 6 – 8 a.m.

Mondays in Midday 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Other show times FYI:

WEEKDAYS

4:30 – 7 a.m. Good Morning Hawaii - M-F

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Midday Hawaii

5 – 5:30 p.m.

6 – 7 p.m. (one hour, weekdays only)

10 – 11 p.m. (one hour, weekdays only)

WEEKENDS

6 - 8 am Good Morning Hawaii - Sat/Sun

 

Here’s a link to watch live streaming newscasts:

http://www.kitv.com/category/305776/live-stream

Our website is kitv.com.

 

 Our first official KITV weekend show together with me as the anchor, not the fill in.

Our first official KITV weekend show together with me as the anchor, not the fill in.

 We have fun. Red day: me, Melody Gonzales, Pete Caggiano, Eliza Larson, Brandi Higa

We have fun. Red day: me, Melody Gonzales, Pete Caggiano, Eliza Larson, Brandi Higa

 I like the people I work with. Robert Kekaula and me.

I like the people I work with. Robert Kekaula and me.

 Auspicious sign: I got assigned Pamela Young's old desk. She's a legend and a hero! How cool is this??

Auspicious sign: I got assigned Pamela Young's old desk. She's a legend and a hero! How cool is this??