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    Ramsay Wharton today announced she is leaving the station and Hawaii for personal reasons.

Veteran television journalist and early morning reporter for Hawaii News Now Ramsay Wharton today announced she is leaving the station and Hawaii for personal reasons.

On her Facebook page, Wharton said she is relocating to Phoenix, Ariz. for family reasons.

Wharton has worked at KHON2 News, KRTR-96 FM and CNN radio’s KHNR-650 AM.

In 2010, Ramsay also ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in Hawaii’s Second Congressional District.

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        • Not that “brutal” due to the lack of humidity.
          We golfed at 100F, it wasn’t easy but doable.
          Wouldn’t try the same in Hawaii Nei.

        • Maruaders: Yes you do not sweat in Phoenix’s ‘dry’ heat and your hair remains nicely styled but when the temperatures get up to 118F like this summer in Phoenix, playing golf in those temperatures is like surfing in 30 ft closed out Waimea with no lifeguard or jetski support, will most likely result in death or near death for most people. 100F on a golf course covered with grass might but doable but try walking around downtown over hot concrete and asphalt when it is 108F. After a while could not even think straight and urgently needed to get back inside with air conditioning with lots of water to drink.

        • inverse, that weather is Great for Homeless people. That will give them an incentive to get off their lazy okoles and find a job pay rent !

        • Gang:
          It’s not always “brutally hot” in Phoenix.
          Just during the summer months.
          We’ve walked before breakfast and there was frost/snow on the ground.
          You need to cover your plants to protect them from the cold.

          True.. it can also get way above 100F too.

  • always like her reporting – it was frequently on the spot and she spoke eloquently and “the facts”. I also like her guts to run for political office and her views when she did. Keep up the good work Ramsay and the best to you in AZ.

  • Why did she leave? Well, maybe it’s because they were always sending her out at a god-awful time in who knows what kind of weather to cover a meaningless story that she had to pretend was incredibly interesting!

  • She’s an awesome reporter and news anchor who always seems to care about what she is covering! I often thought KGM underutilized her talents. You’ll be missed!

  • Best of luck and wishes for your future endeavors. Will truly miss seeing you on the news, very few ever did it better than you have and you will be remembered as one of the best.

  • As someone who has worked in television for 25 years and along side Ramsey I will say she is the finest reporter on air today. She can handle any topic from extreme weather to crime to politics to military events and is a great anchor when called upon too. Ramsey is also one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. You will be missed by many and I wish you all the best where ever you find your next home. But I’m hoping you find your way back the Islands someday.

  • Losing a good looking woman–a cutie, a fresh face, and genuine upbeat person that reports the news–sad to see her go –but there must be better opportunity elsewhere. Good luck Ramsey–you will be missed

  • Wishing Ramsey the best of luck in her new digs. Enjoyed her upbeat personality and spot on reporting so early in the morning. Good luck, take care and will miss you. Aloha, Ramsey

  • Too bad. Worked with her when she ran for Congress and Ramsey is solid, all around. I’d rather dump Mileka Lincoln or Stephanie Lum. Can’t stand either of them.

    AZ, though…I’m a little jealous. If you can get over the heat, they’ve got the best of what makes the Four Corners a great place to live: Friendly, decent people, gorgeous women, fantastic food and that old west mentality of self-reliance and toughness.

    And they actually observe the 2nd Amendment there.

  • I wonder if she’s found the “love of her life”. She’s a wonderful reporter, great mother and also a great person to be around. I remember her humble beginnings at Dixie Grill. Good luck Ramsey!

  • I wish you the best of luck in your new home. I will miss you personally because you were a woman of your word and whenever you interviewed me I could trust you with the content I shared with you.

    Beautiful person inside and out, and anyone lucky enough that you would call friend is fortunate indeed.

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