Sunday, July 27, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 17 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

TV news anchor changes announced

LAST UPDATED: 04:06 p.m. HST, May 15, 2013

Hawaii News Now Sports Director Chris Tanaka will relinquish the post when he succeeds Shawn Ching as co-anchor with Stephanie Lum weekdays at 5 and 5:30 p.m., the station has announced.

Ching’s departure, to allow him focus full-time on his law career, was announced in April. At the time it was said his last day on the air would be a week from today on May 22, the end of the Nielsen ratings period, but now his last day will be Friday, May 24, said News Director Mark Platte.

In his new role, Tanaka will report and shoot video for stories, Platte said.

The station has not yet named a successor for the sports director position.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 17 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
grantos wrote:
but he just "returned" to broadcast journalism in 2011...oh well...good luck to him
on May 15,2013 | 02:52PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Kudos to Chris Tanaka. Likeable guy.
on May 15,2013 | 02:52PM
KalikoBoy wrote:
I hope Hawaii News Now promotes or moves Mike Cherry to the Sports Director position.
on May 15,2013 | 03:41PM
foliefolie wrote:
on May 15,2013 | 04:58PM
NotNasti wrote:
I always thought Chris Tanaka was a short-timer, with his eye on a big market, or ESPN. He must have caught Island Fever!
on May 15,2013 | 03:42PM
Jonas wrote:
I feel deja-vu. Didn't Ching leavefor the same reason a few years back?
on May 15,2013 | 03:58PM
Eradication wrote:
Shawn Ching.....politics. You heard it here folks!!!
on May 15,2013 | 03:58PM
maafifloos wrote:
I hope he does no follow the ESPN format that he uses on the sports. It doen't fit in an eveninf news program. I alwys turn the news off when the sports comes on now because of the ESPN format they use now.'
on May 15,2013 | 04:38PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Can he giggle? Because that station only employs talking heads that giggle.
on May 15,2013 | 05:20PM
aomohoa wrote:
Aren't you nasty for no reason!
on May 15,2013 | 06:53PM
aomohoa wrote:
Good luck on your new career Chris. We'll miss you:)
on May 15,2013 | 06:52PM
paradisetax wrote:
Hawaii has not had any respectable local TV news coverage in many years. The five o'clock news is laughable and amateurish.Thirty second sound bites have become the standard. I'm disgusted by the poor delivery and improper use of language. It's all about personalities(?) and celebrity(?). It's pretty much the same for the 6 o'clock airings too. All is tainted with a vey liberal slant. One announcer has finally started to pronounce Hawaiian names and places somewhat correctly. This person always had an "in your face attitude". Why do announcers always seem to laugh and giggle a lot when beginning a news piece. One announcer is really annoying with her on going giggling.No investigative in depth coverage and/or anything controversial. If you depend on local news you will be greatly misinformed. Sad. I no longer am a viewer
on May 15,2013 | 06:52PM
hilohanaue wrote:
I miss Matt Levi. Up until a few years ago, I would only watch the first five minutes. I can't event take that anymore. Shawn Ching was probably the only anchor I could stand.
on May 15,2013 | 09:02PM
dlum003 wrote:
Tanaka is kinda creepy. The weather girl robins is a dingbat Lisa Kubota head and shoulders above the rest. She just delivers the news ... what a concept.
on May 15,2013 | 09:33PM
twitter6 wrote:
please don't hire the big guy from KITV
on May 15,2013 | 09:55PM
MrsCD wrote:
Chris Tanaka is very boring newscaster! His jokes sucks! Sometimes he is so annoying I change the channel during sports!
on May 15,2013 | 10:52PM
Anonymous wrote:
He's got a perfect face for Radio
on May 16,2013 | 10:38AM
Breaking News
Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout

Wassup Wit Dat!
Can You Spock ‘Em?

Warrior Beat
Meal plan

Volley Shots
Fey, Enriques on MJNT

Political Radar
Wilhelmina Rise, et al.

Court Sense
Cold War