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DeMello takes over as KHON sports director

By Star-Advertiser staff


KHON announced today that Rob DeMello has been promoted to sports director effective today. 

Kanoa Leahey, the station's sports anchor since 2004, will remain on the staff as a part-time sports anchor. The station is adding former University of Hawaii pitcher Sam Spangler as a sports reporter/producer.

DeMello has been with KHON for nearly three years, and his stepping up allows Leahey to continue his outside work as a game announcer on OC 16's high school sports broadcasts, as well as on the Diamond Head Classic college basketball tournament, which is shown on the ESPN networks.

"I am both extremely excited for Kanoa, and incredibly honored to be given this opportunity. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the position and for those who have held it before me. I couldn't have asked for a better team to work with than Kanoa and Sam," DeMello said in a KHON release.

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GeoDiva wrote:
He looks like a little kid wearing his Dad's jacket. Please get a tailor.
on August 20,2012 | 04:51PM
joewilly wrote:
Check out Jos A. Bank, two for one!!!! Is that a fake nose?
on August 20,2012 | 05:08PM
ghstar wrote:
This seems to be common with KHON sportscasters, not just Rob. I've wondered about too. Or give up the suit and go to Reyns.
on August 20,2012 | 05:57PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Yes, aren't we the Aloha state. Lose the suit, adopt an aloha shirt.
on August 21,2012 | 06:49AM
false wrote:
Was there conflict between Joe Moore and Kanoa Leahy?
on August 20,2012 | 05:10PM
kainalu wrote:
I was wondering myself. Otherwise, Rob DeMello is passionate about his job - congrats and good luck to him.
on August 20,2012 | 07:11PM
PCWarrior wrote:
No Kanoa must get one chick up Maui. Kanoa: no chase the chick. Make her chase you brother!
on August 20,2012 | 07:22PM
repgil09 wrote:
Kanoa is lucky to have her and she spends some weekends on Oahu.
on August 20,2012 | 11:08PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Ok I was just kidding but good to know, good to know.
on August 21,2012 | 01:14PM
jakwa wrote:
Congratulations Rob! You're dedication and hard work paid off...
on August 20,2012 | 08:00PM
aiea91150 wrote:
Hail Hail KHON 2, the greatest Sports station runned by the Portuguese!!!!!
on August 20,2012 | 08:49PM
twitter6 wrote:
Definitely a superior sports segment to Mr Slim on KITV
on August 20,2012 | 09:53PM
Poipounder808 wrote:
Hey Diva, post a picture of yourself so we can make some cracks.
on August 20,2012 | 09:55PM
dalawyer wrote:
No No No! Don't want to see Diva some drag outfit!
on August 21,2012 | 08:37AM
koolau wrote:
Congratulations Rob! Keep up the good work.
on August 21,2012 | 05:06AM
fandm wrote:
Rob's a great guy and I wish him well =)
on August 21,2012 | 05:27AM
onemorebeer wrote:
Good Job Rob! Well deserved. Keep up the great work!
on August 21,2012 | 09:01AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Is Kanoa being demoted?
on August 21,2012 | 09:01AM
entrkn wrote:
Good for KHON... DeMello is a good man.
on August 21,2012 | 10:52AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Kainoa is on his way up. He's done a great job on OC16 and ESPN 's Diamond Head Classic. I think play-by-play is his true calling, like his dad. Best of luck to Kainoa, Rob & Sam.
on August 21,2012 | 11:53AM
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