Episode 31: A Hui Hou to Leslie Wilcox, a Hawaii TV Icon
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - She has that sweet, familiar voice; that heart-warming twinkle in her eye; and a penchant for ending every broadcast with “a hui ho,” or “until we meet again.”
This week, the ‘Muthaship’ celebrates one of Hawaii’s first female anchors: Leslie Wilcox. After 48 years as a journalist and nearly 14 as the successful chief executive of PBS Hawaii, Wilcox is leaving Hawaii to care for a sick family member in San Antonio, Texas.
In this week’s episode, Wilcox shares stories about how she overcame the challenges of working in a male-dominated news industry at the young age of 18 and how her career path in journalism unexpectedly opened the door to her next job as the head of a public television station.
As she prepares for a new life in a new town, please join Steph, Brooke and Noli ― who grew up watching the local news icon ― in sending a warm ‘mahalo’ to Leslie Wilcox for enriching Hawaii with her many stories, her passion for community service, and her legacy of original programs, including ‘Hiki No’ and ‘Long Story Short’.
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