Honolulu Fox affiliate KHON is launching a 9 p.m. newscast with veteran anchor Howard Dashefsky this fall. The newscast will debut September 8.
“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 news team,” general manager Kristina Lockwood said in a statement. “We are committed to serving the viewers of Hawaii and providing more local news content both on-air and online.”
Dashefsky left KHON in 2009. In the past five years, he has worked in communications consulting, as well as writing, producing and hosting “Sports People Hawaii” and working on-air for OC Sports.
“I‘m excited about coming back to KHON2,” Dashefsky said. “It’s certainly with some sadness that I step away from my work with OC16 and OC Sports, but I feel blessed that I‘ll still be able to do both as time permits. So it‘s really a win-win.”