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Minna's party

April 30th, 2012

My longtime friend and colleague Minna Sugimoto moved on to a new job outside of news, so current and former staff got together for a send off. Minna reported and anchored for KHNL, then the combined KHNL-KGMB operation, for a total of 14 years. She's now moving into a field similar to mine, as Communications Director at Hawk Tree International. She's thrilled; good for her!

Diane and Minna

Diane and Minna

The party, which lasted 10 hours, was at Hawaii News Now reporter Brooks Baehr's house. I very much enjoyed seeing old colleagues and friends again, and getting to meet new ones. I like the newsroom culture, and I like the kind of people it attracts.

Here's some photos from the night - only the non-embarrassing ones!


Lyle, Diane, Russ, Brooks

Lyle, Diane, Russ, Brooks

Diane, Teri, Keoki

Diane, Teri, Keoki

Diane, Sean

Diane, Sean

Maile, Beth, Ed

Maile, Beth, Ed

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6 Responses to “Minna's party”

  1. kuunakanaka:

    friendships r great.

  2. galekaminari:

    Looks like you all had a great time! Best wishes to Minna!

  3. che:

    It looks fun but did she come straigt from the golf course? 😀

  4. M:

    Hello Diane,
    Best wishes to Minna!

  5. Po'ke man.:

    10 hours, that's an orgy, not party.

  6. Diane Ako:

    Po'ke man.: But an orgy includes sex.

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