Broadcaster Stacy Loe to Leave Television News
Hawaii broadcast journalist and news anchor Stacy Loe, with Hawaii News Now, is leaving television news to spend more time as a mom.
“After almost twenty years in the business, this is the right decision for me and my family,” says Loe. “Working a night shift is almost mandatory when you’re anchoring the news, but it’s also prime family time. I want to spend as much of that time as possible with my five year old son and the rest of my family.”
Rick Blangiardi, General Manager for Hawaii News Now said, “Stacy’s many contributions to our newsroom as a great team player and very solid journalist for the past nineteen years cannot be captured in a simple sentence. We fully understand and support her difficult decision to leave at this time in support of her family. She will be missed and loved by all of us, now and always!”
Loe’s acclaimed television broadcast career began nineteen years ago at KGMB9. She’s stepping down almost one month after the legacy station entered into a Shared Services Agreement with KHNL and KFVE. Today, KGMB and KHNL are owned by Raycom Media. KFVE is owned by HITV – MCG Capital Corporation. Under a Shared Services Agreement, the two companies share news services where Loe is currently a co-anchor for Hawaii News Now at 10 O’clock.
Loe started her broadcast career in Hawaii as a general assignment reporter, but has become best known for her investigative reporting. Throughout her career, she has uncovered a series of government scandals. Loe also earned an EMMYÂ® Award for her work on KGMB9’s special series, “Pearl Harbor.”
The Society of Professional Journalist honored Loe seven times in her years at KGMB9. Most recently, Loe was honored with a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and was recognized by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association when she broke a story that made national headlines when two go! Airlines pilots fell asleep in the cockpit.
Loe says, “I will miss my colleagues and being a part of the next exciting chapter in KGMB’s rich history.”
“Stacy is a journalist by every definition, and a top-notch mom. We’ve had the benefit of her excellent work for so long. Now it’s her family’s turn,” says Hawaii Now News Director Chris Archer. He added, “While we’re going to miss her amazing nose for news, family always comes first in my book. I couldn’t be any happier for Stacy and her family.”
Loe’s last day on-air will be November 25, 2009. Her co-anchors Keahi Tucker and Stephanie Lum will continue to anchor Hawaii News Now at 10 O’clock.
(Posted by Wendy Osher; Information courtesy Hawaii News Now press release)