Jodi Leong is leaving Honolulu television station KITV to join the University of Hawaii System as its director of communications.
Leong, who is a weekend anchor and reporter for the Hawaii ABC affiliate, will join the university on March 15, the university said in a statement.
Leong, who will report to Associate Vice President of External Affairs and University Relations Lynne Waters, will work on the university’s communications strategy, media relations, and public relations and marketing.
“The University of Hawaii is rapidly adapting to contemporary ways of communicating and Jodi Leong’s long career in broadcast journalism and strong professional connections to members of the news media in Hawaii will be of great value to our reach and effectiveness,” Waters said in a statement.
Leong holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Hawaii. She joined KITV in 1991 as a producer, reporter and weekend anchor. In 2000, she joined KHNL, where she was the weeknight co-anchor until 2006, when she returned to KITV.