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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 4:44 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2007

Leslie Wilcox giving up anchor desk to lead PBS Hawaii

Advertiser Staff


Leslie Wilcox

Courtesy of KHON

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Honolulu TV journalist Leslie Wilcox has been selected to be the new president and CEO of PBS Hawaii, it was announced today.

The selection of Wilcox concludes a nationwide search initiated when former president and CEO Mike McCartney stepped down to head the Democratic Party in May 2006.

Neil Hannahs, chairman of the PBS Hawaii board of directors, expressed confidence in Wilcox's ability to lead Hawai'i's public television station.

"We're delighted to have someone of Leslie's stature to play a significant role in our leadership team. She is known and respected throughout the community as someone who cares greatly about our Islands and holds compassion for the people of Hawai'i."

Said Wilcox, "The mission of PBS Hawaii is magnetic, and I am inspired by their mission and the strong and resourceful team already in place. Together, we'll look for new opportunities for creative programs, community service and civic engagement."

Wilcox has been a reporter and anchor at KHON-TV for many years. She will sign off her anchor duties on Friday, March 2.