Marisa Yamane will join Howard Dashefsky, as co-anchor of the weekday 5:00 & 9:00 p.m. news.
“I thank our viewers — our extended KHON2 ohana — for putting their trust in us to inform them about what’s happening across the state. It’s a privilege that I don’t take lightly,” said Yamane. “I am so excited and feel honored to work alongside my longtime friend Howard, who’s such a talented, experienced, and well-respected journalist.”
The station also announced the addition of Kelly Simek as the weekday morning weather anchor.
Replacing Yamane on weekends will be Kathy Muneno. Dashefsky recently re-joined KHON to anchor the 9:00 p.m. show.
In a statement,KHON GM Kristina Lockwood said, “We are thrilled about the exciting changes coming this fall at KHON2.”