She comes to KHON from Halekulani where she was the PR director. This is a return to TV News for Ako, who worked at KHNL from 1996 until 2009.
Ako begins co-anchoring alongside Ron Mizutani in two weeks. She replaces Olena Heu whose last day on set is next Friday.
On facebook, Heu said she was leaving the station to start her own social media consulting business.