Spectrum Networks Launches Local Spectrum News App to Video and Internet Customers in Hawaii
HONOLULU – Spectrum Networks today announced the launch of Spectrum News in Hawaii, bringing its award-winning style of local reporting and community-based journalism exclusively to its video and internet customers in the Aloha state via the Spectrum News App. The Spectrum News App serves as an accessible, reliable local news platform, empowering awareness and connection through objective reporting and storytelling for islanders. Spectrum customers can download the app on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to read, listen or watch local news.
“Hawaii is home to diverse communities with deeply-rooted culture and strong local connections,” said Gregg Fujimoto, Spectrum’s Senior Vice President, Field Operations Hawaii. “Hawaii residents carry the Aloha spirit proudly, and now, with the launch of the Spectrum News App, Spectrum customers in Hawaii can further strengthen their connection to the people, events, and local news within their community and state.”
Content includes a mix of local and community news, politics, sports and weather specifically about Hawaii and the news and information important to local residents. A team of six digital journalists and producers – who live and work in Hawaii – resource and tell the stories that matter most to the communities across the Aloha State. Journalists cover areas on and around Oahu, including state and local politics from Honolulu, Maui County, the Big Island of Hawaii, and Kauai.
“The Spectrum News App has served as an invaluable source for highly-localized, trusted and accessible journalism in our Spectrum News markets since its launch July 2020,” said Katie Lombardi, Vice President of Digital, Spectrum Networks. “Each month, hundreds of thousands of customers rely on the app for comprehensive local news, and to foster a deeper dialogue and connection with their communities. Our goal is to build that same relationship with residents in Hawaii, and be an essential part of their daily lives.”
Nuy Cho, a veteran journalist and news editor with more than 20 years of journalism experience, including four years as editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Hawaii Magazine, joins as executive producer. Lianne Thompson, a veteran editor with more than 20 years of experience, most recently as assistant editor at Midweek, serves as digital producer. Digital journalists include Sarah Yamanaka, a local reporter who brings 30 years of media experience covering the Aloha state, most recently as editor of Being Hawaii.
In addition to Spectrum’s original local reporting, the app features the live feeds of Spectrum’s popular lifestyle and sports networks in Hawaii, OC16 and Spectrum Sports, as well as the live feeds of linear news networks in nine states across the country. The app also features curated local news content from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, West Hawaii Today, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, The Garden Island and Pacific Business News to utilize a diverse mix of voices that complement Spectrum News’ coverage.
As part of the content created specifically for Hawaii residents, Spectrum News also will launch “The People’s People: Hawaii,” a political podcast that seeks to deepen the connection between Hawaii’s elected officials and the communities they represent. The podcast will highlight engaging and in-depth interviews with mayors, state leaders and federal lawmakers. Hosted by award-winning Spectrum News journalist Lindsey Christ, the new weekly podcast will be available for download in December.
The Spectrum News App is available for download on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. More information is available here.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at spectrumlocalnews.com.