When Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui arrived for an appearance on the father-and-son sports discussion show Leahey & Leahey, he knew his way around PBS Hawaii. Back when he attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he worked as a TV production trainee here.
Young PBS Hawaii communications staffer Abby Tateishi, who like the LG grew up on Maui, didn't have to ask about his sports connection - he was her tennis coach on Maui! "I don't know if he would remember me, but he was a good coach!" she says.
Speaking of the LG's Maui roots, co-host and KHON2 sportscaster Kanoa Leahey is engaged to Maui girl Ashley Takitani and spends much of his time on Maui, commuting to Honolulu and Mainland for TV work.
Leahey & Leahey is a weekly show premiering on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on PBS Hawaii and available for viewing online at http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php