A Victim of CBS Lay-Offs, Reporter Charts Next Move

By Andrew Gauthier 

Honolulu Star Bulletin

Teri Okita is not yet sure what she’s going to do next.

The local girl and former KGMB-TV reporter/anchor, who did Hawaii proud reporting for CBS News from around the world, was among those felled by the job-cut ax that swept from “60 Minutes” through to her L.A.-based CBS Newspath offices last week.


The layoff estimate ranges from 150 to fewer than 100 based on industry reports, and was “the second round of layoffs in the last couple years, (though) this was more widespread,” she told “TheBuzz.”

Her contract was to end in April, and she had already talked with the network about leaving after her 10th anniversary, but “it came as a surprise that it happened now.” More…