Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 1:32 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2006

KHON-TV lays off Zimmermann

Advertiser Staff

The new owners of KHON-TV have laid off longtime broadcast executive Wally Zimmermann.

Montecito Broadcast Group, which took over the local Fox affiliate last month, informed Zimmermann on Thursday that they were eliminating his position as executive producer, Zimmermann said.

Zimmermann's last day was Friday.

The move comes after Montecito announced earlier this year that they were laying off as much as 35 of the station's 112 employees.

Zimmermann, who has been with KHON since October 2002, has more than two decades in the local broadcast business. He previously was news director at local ABC affiliate KITV and served as KHON's news director between 1980 and 1987.

Last week, KHON announced the hiring of Alexander Rogers as its new controller. Rogers previously served as manager of corporate accounting at Aloha Airlines.

Lahaina Galleries to close location in Kapalua Shops

Lahaina Galleries will close its location in the Kapalua Shops tomorrow to make way for renovations at the Kapalua Resort.

The company plans to reopen in Kapalua several years when the town center is developed there, said Kim Von Temspky, vice president of marketing for Lahaina Galleries.

The company will continue to operate Maui galleries on Front Street in Lahaina and in the Shops at Wailea. Lahaina Galleries also is scheduled to open a new location in June in the Shops at Mauna Lani on the Big Island.