One of the good guys in sports journalism — Sam Spangler — is leaving KHON next month.
Spangler and wife Chassis will be joining the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Spangler succeeded on and off the field. He pitched for the Rainbow Warriors from 2007 through 2010, then spent two years in the Minnesota Twins organization. In August 2012, he was hired as a sports reporter/producer at KHON.
Spangler is among the new wave of multiple-skill sports journalists. He reports, shoots videos, edits, produces and anchors. His reporting delivery is as seamless as his pitching motion. He has had a key role — OK, several roles — in the success of the widely popular “Cover-2” football show. Spangler also has been a contributor to Spectrum Sports’ telecasts of UH baseball games.
His coverage of local sports will be missed. We wish Sam and his family all the best.