And speaking of expanding news....
KHON in Hawaii is launching a new newscast on September 8th and they are bringing back a familiar face to do it.
Veteran newscaster Howard Dashefsky is returning to the news desk with the launch of the new 9PM show.
“We look forward to offering Hawaii viewers a comprehensive late news option at 9 p.m. We have been wanting to add a 9 p.m. news for a while, and we think the time is right and Howard is the perfect addition to our newsteam,” said Kristina Lockwood, KHON2 general manager. “We are committed to serving the viewers of Hawaii and providing more local news content both on-air and online.”
“I‘m excited about coming back to KHON2,” Dashefsky said. "I still have great passion for television news and look forward to teaming up once again with some great friends including Joe (Moore, KHON2 anchor). He and I worked together more than 20 years ago. I’m excited to be working together again, and to have his support is immeasurable.“
Moore calls Dashefsky a tremendous addition to the news team. “Howard‘s a class act, and I‘m delighted my old pal is rejoining us,“ he said.
“In recent years, Dashefsky developed a communications consulting business, served as a writer, producer and host for his Emmy-award-winning show “Sports People Hawaii,“ and served as an on-air personality for OC Sports.