KITV In Honolulu Hiring Brenden Nakamine as News Director

Brenden Nakamine taking on the News Director role at KITV in Honolulu (

By Pamela Young

A familiar face in the Bay Area is getting ready to take the helm of the newsroom at KITV in Honolulu. Former KRON Assistant ND Brenden Nakamine has been named the new News Director. 

After graduating from Cal State Northridge, Nakamine cut his news teeth at KGTV San Diego as a Senior Producer, and KTNV Las Vegas as EP. After 2 years at KRON he moved to WHAS Louisville, Kentucky as Assistant News Director. Nakamine will start at Allen Media’s KITV at the end of July.

Reporter/anchor Rick Quan is saying aloha to KITV for the second time. The veteran newsman started his broadcast career in Arkansas before joining KITV in 1980.

Seven years later he crossed the pond to anchor sports at KPIX. The Bay Area kept Rick busy with sports and community stories for 3 decades before
he returned home for another stint at KITV. This time he is leaving the set to pursue his true passion: documentaries about Asian-Americans.