The new team starts Monday, with anchors Ron Mizutani (yes, he’s returning to TV after a stint in public relations) and Olena Heu. They’ll be joined by reporter and 4:30 a.m. anchor Jai Cunningham, and Taizo Braden with traffic reports and Kanoe Gibson handling the weather.
Trini Kaopuiki will move to weekend weather anchor, while Kirk Matthews will work as a dayside reporter for the evening news. Manolo Morales will be working as a reporter for the night news.
“As a team, we are ecstatic and honored to showcase our chemistry and diversity for our viewers,” Heu says.
Mizutani previously anchored the morning news with Leslie Wilcox in the ’90s.