Hawaii News Now rises above the competition morning and night

Hawaii News Now rises above the competition morning and night

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) Hawaii News Now: Sunrise is Hawaii's undisputed morning news leader, winning all half-hour periods between 5:00 – 8:00 AM and continuing a strong showing in its second book on KFVE.

Hawaii News Now: Sunrise airs weekdays from 4:30 – 8:00 AM on KGMB and is simulcast from 5:00 -7:00 AM on KHNL. The show continues on KFVE from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. The KFVE broadcast is the only local 8:00 AM newscast in the market.

The four-and-a-half  hour show is hosted by co-anchors Steve Uyehara and Grace Lee, weather anchor Dan Cooke, traffic reporter Taizo Braden, roving reporters Lisa Kubota and Malika Dudley, business reporter Howard Dicus, plus special contributors Billy V and Amy Kalili.

Hawaii News Now also continues to lead in the highly contested 5:00 PM time slot, and Hawaii News Now at 10:00 is watched by more viewers than any other late newscast.

Airing on KGMB, KHNL and KFVE, Hawaii News Now broadcasts more than 40 hours of unique news content each week across three platforms and online at HawaiiNewsNow.com and K5TheHomeTeam.com.  Hawaii News Now is the only station to receive the 2010 Emmy Award for News Excellence.

"We are pleased with our competitive position only seven months into our new enterprise," says KGMB/KHNL General Manager Rick Blangiardi. "We expect to show strong improvement as we move forward."

News Director Mark Platte says, "Seeing the energy of the team here at Hawaii News Now tells me this is only the beginning. I know we are going to do great things for our viewers every single day."

Hawaii News Now at 5:00 simulcast on KGMB and KHNL is #1 in the time period, earning a 7 rating / 22 share.  The simulcast is co-anchored by Tannya Joaquin and Stephanie Lum, weather anchor Guy Hagi, traffic reporter Taizo Braden with special business reports by Howard Dicus.

Hawaii News Now at 10:00 simulcast on KGMB and KHNL is also #1 in the time period and is Hawaii's most-watched newscast. The show is co-anchored by Keahi Tucker and Stephanie Lum, with weather anchor Guy Hagi and sports anchor Brooks Baehr.

Hawaii News Now's live debate, Campaign 2010: Race for Congress – The Special Election, was watched by more than twice the viewers of the closest competition's congressional debate coverage. Campaign 2010: Race for Congress – The Special Election was broadcast on Monday, May 3 from the Neal Blaisdell Center, and was simulcast on KFVE, KGMB and KHNL.

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