Moving from Sports To News


KHNL (Hawaii) has found their new news anchor and they found him hanging out in the station's sports department.

The station announced that main sports anchor Chris Tanaka, will move from the sports desk to become the new early evening anchor alongside Stephanie Lum.

Tanaka's move comes after long-time local news anchor, Shawn Ching, announced he will leave the newsroom to concentrate on his law practice.

"Though Shawn Ching is difficult to replace, we are confident that Chris can fill his shoes on our top-rated broadcasts," said Mark Platte, Hawaii News Now News Director. "In the two years he has been with us, Chris has proven to be a gifted and intelligent anchor who can think on his feet."

The station might want to update Tanaka's online bio, since it is all about sports.