Byron Allen Buying KITV Honolulu For $30M

The purchase of the Honolulu ABC affiliate from SJL Broadcasting is the 16th station purchase for Allen’s Allen Media Broadcasting division since 2019. He says the group plans “to invest approximately $10 billion to acquire more ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox television stations over the next two years with the goal of being the largest broadcast television group in America.”


Mike Darrah Named ND At Hawaii’s KITV

DMA 66

KITV Honolulu The Latest Station To Add Rentrak

Rentrak today announced that KITV Honolulu (DMA 66) has signed a local market television ratings agreement covering its two program streams, ABC on its primary channel and MeTV on a subchannel.   Under the agreement, KITV will use Rentrak’s daily demographic and household ratings, as well as Rentrak’s Advanced Demographics, as selling currencies for the […]

DMA 69

KITV Honolulu GM Andrew Jackson Leaving

Jackson, who has worked as president-GM of the ABC affiliate for the past five years, will begin his new role as Anthology Marketing Group’s EVP-COO on Monday.

DMA 69

Hearst Selling KITV Honolulu To SJL

The Hawaii ABC affiliate KITV is being sold by Hearst Television to California-based SJL Broadcast Management. Hearst also owns KMAU and KHVO there.


KITV Weatherman To Be Governor’s Press Secretary

DMA 71

Yunji de Nies Joins KITV Honolulu As Anchor

Former ABC News White House Correspondent Yunji de Nies joins Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KITV Honolulu (DMA 71) in September. The Hawaii-raised de Nies will co-anchor the 6 p.m. news with Paula Akana and the 10 p.m. news with Kenny Choi. During her time with ABC News, de Nies reported for ABC’s World News Tonight with […]


KITV Names Chuck Parker News Director

He succeeds Genie Garner as head of news operations at the ABC affiliate in Honolulu.

DMA 72

Veteran Reporter Daryl Huff To Say Aloha To KITV