SJL Television is pleased to announce that veteran news manager Janice Gin is joining KITV4 as News Director effective January 7.

Ms. Gin brings twenty-seven years of management and executive producing experience to Honolulu’s ABC affiliate.  She has won numerous awards including multiple Emmy honors for breaking news coverage and station excellence. 

Ms. Gin comes to KITV4 from KRON-TV in San Francisco where she has served as Assistant News Director for more than five years.  "I am so excited to be part of a local news team that understands the importance of community and is committed to good journalism”, said Ms. Gin, who was Associate News Director for KTVU-TV in Oakland, California for thirteen years.  She also served as Executive Producer for KGO-TV, the ABC-owned station in San Francisco from 1997 until 2000.

Ms. Gin was Managing Editor and Executive Producer for KPNX in Phoenix and served as Executive Producer of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games for Gannett Broadcasting.  She also was Executive Produce for WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“Janice’s experience and expertise will be a tremendous asset,” said Chief Operating Officer John Christianson.  “Janice is recognized as an industry leader who will lead the KITV4 Island News team to even greater success with a commitment to producing excellent news and community service,” added Brian Trauring, Vice President of News, Marketing and Content Development.   

Ms. Gin was inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, San Francisco Chapter and a member of the Radio Television Digital News Association Foundation board of directors.  She was president of the Northern California Radio Television News Directors Association.  In addition, she served as a visiting lecturer at The Poynter Institute in Florida. 

Janice Gin is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C. She also holds a degree in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

KITV4 is an ABC affiliate for the state of Hawaii with additional channels providing programming for MeTV, Heroes & Icons and Hawaii Television.   The station began broadcasting in 1954 and is owned by SJL Broadcasting and managed by Lilly Broadcasting, which operates stations in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and the Caribbean Islands. 

For additional information:

Brian Trauring

VP of News, Marketing & Content Development