Grace Lee Jumps from Honolulu to San Francisco

By Andrew Gauthier 


Popular Hawaii News Now morning anchor Grace Lee is set to move to San Francisco’s KPIX. She has accepted a position as a reporter-anchor with the CBS station, making an impressive jump from DMA #72 to #6.

Lee started her career with Los Angeles’ KNBC, before coming to Honolulu’s KGMB as a general assignment reporter in 2002. After a stint with Sacramento’s KCRA, Lee returned to KGMB in 2007 (now a part of Hawaii News Now) and has anchored the station’s “Sunrise” morning newscast.


For her Hawaii News Now bio, Lee wrote, “Everyday, I hope to become better.” That drive has certainly paid off as she prepares to depart for KPIX. The move “speaks volumes about her standing in the broadcast community that a station with the reputation of KPIX would seek her out to be part of their team,” Hawaii News Now News Director Mark Platte wrote in a staff memo, acquired by the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Lee will stay with “Sunrise” through the November ratings period and begin her new job in December.