Honolulu ABC Affiliate Expands 10pm Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier 


Viewers in Honolulu tuning into KITV, the local ABC-affiliate, will be getting twice the amount of news at 10pm this week as the station has expanded its late local newscast to one full hour. “Nightline” is set to follow the newscast at 11pm. According to the station, KITV will be Hawaii’s first local station to provide 90 minutes of late news.

“Given recent changes in the market, we believe there’s a positive message in expanding our local coverage,” KITV President and General Manager, Mike Rosenberg, said in a news release. “Also, the late night programming landscape has created some unique opportunities to reach new viewers.”


Genie Garner, KITV’s News Director, is excited about the changes. “A one-hour late newscast will provide an incredible coverage advantage,” she said.

KITV is owned by Hearst Television and, amidst the recent flurry of shared services agreements in the market, the station remains an individually run operation.