Veteran Honolulu Anchor Reflects on Unlikely Career

By Andrew Gauthier 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

During the decade of the 1970s, there were three news anchors who were the face and voices of their respective stations: Bob Sevey at KGMB, BJ Sams at KHON and Don Rockwell at KITV.

Today, Rockwell looks back at his nearly 30 years as a newsman in the islands, where he gave many journalists their first break in the business.


Rockwell originally hails from Jersey City, N.J. As a student at Rutgers University, he worked at WMTR in Morristown on Sundays opening the radio station, turning the transmitter on and spinning records. While earning a degree in rural sciences and aspiring to be a landscape architect, the news business fell into his lap. More…