News director Mark Platte confirmed Lee will anchor the station’s morning news show “Sunrise.” Lee began working for KGMB in 2002 before leaving for KCRA in Sacramento. She returned to KGMB in 2007 to launch “Sunrise.” She left again in 2010 to join KPIX as an anchor and reporter.
As part of a larger anchor shuffle, weekday anchor Teri Okita (pictured left) will be leaving the station at the end of February sweeps to be replaced by current “Sunrise” anchor Tannya Joaquin (pictured right). Joaquin will anchor the 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. news and will also report for the station.
“Hawaii News Now” is the name of the Honolulu’s CBS affiliate KGMB and NBC affiliate KHNL.