Honolulu Newspaper Vet Takes Over Hawaii News Now
Platte starts in KGMB-KHNL-KFVE newsroom May 10
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/3/2010 4:07:34 PMChris Archer, who is leaving to join the consulting firm SmithGeiger.
He starts at the TV newsroom May 10.
There's a shared services agreement between MCG Capital Corporation's CBS outlet KGMB and Raycom's KHNL-KFVE duopoly, which is affiliated with NBC and MyNetworkTV. The three operate under the Hawaii News Now brand.
Speaking of merged media properties, the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin are in the process of melding into one newspaper called the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Platte's switch to television was previously reported in Pacific Business News and Honolulu Advertiser, among others.
He's got loads of newspaper experience, including a decade at the Los Angeles Times and other stints at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Miami Herald.
Platte's lack of TV experience is not seen as a major issue by his new managers.
"Mark Platte has a great understanding of how Hawaii works and an even greater love for this place we call home," Hawaii News Now General Manager Rick Blangiardi told the Advertiser.
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