Hatcher leaving Hawaii News Now

Sports anchor/reporter Taryn Hatcher is leaving Hawaii News Now after three years.

Hatcher will announce her future plans after they are finalized this week.

“We knew when we hired her right out of Rutgers University at the ripe old age of 22, that she was just at the outset of what promised to be a great career,” HNN general manager Rick Blangiardi said. “Her first three years with us have been terrific”


  1. truegreen June 25, 2018 8:22 am

    Darn! It was fun while it lasted but we all knew she wouldn’t be here for long. Way too good and *cough cough* good looking to stay stuck in Hawaii. Good luck Taryn! Will be fun watching you make a splash on an even bigger stage.


  2. diamonds808 June 25, 2018 8:24 am

    Good luck to Taryn – well that’s what happens when HNN basically eliminated their sports segment ! very sad

  3. H-Man June 25, 2018 10:00 am

    Taryn Hatcher is an up and coming sports reporter and newscaster.
    I missed her since HNN eliminated sports on their regular daily broadcast. Wishing Taryn the best.

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  5. burro sabio June 25, 2018 11:21 am

    From yesterday, Suckkabooya, it’s ok. He’s a fan in his own world with the green sky.

  6. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2018 11:51 am

    With the departures of Hatcher and Spangler, Hawaii sports TV has lost a third of its sportscasters

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2018 12:01 pm

    Aloha Taryn! Good luck to you in the future!

  8. turfwar June 25, 2018 2:34 pm

    She was the best thing to happen to local sports in a long time. Good luck and look forward to seeing her on live national broadcasts someday.

  9. islandman June 25, 2018 8:20 pm

    Austin Matautia to UCLA vb team.

  10. Warrior Dave June 25, 2018 10:35 pm

    Aloha Taryn! I knew someone as good as you wouldn’t be staying, especially since Rick B. was stupid enough to get rid of the sports department.

  11. seewhy June 26, 2018 12:52 am

    RE: #11

    He stated it wasn’t due to playing time. Bunch of shibai.

  12. roygbivs June 26, 2018 2:57 am

    eh, barely got to know you Taryn …. Good Luck!!

    11 / 13 I think our Kāne volleyball is upgrading on some talent. If a player doesn’t want to be here, that player will not give all that they’ve got. So I wish Austin well and hope he’s happy. Can’t wait to see our guys!!!

  13. cappie the dog June 26, 2018 6:06 am


    Easy does it, Brent Musburger.

    Just kidding.

    I don’t do emojis.

  14. cappie the dog June 26, 2018 6:09 am


    I decided to hate Lavar Ball forever after he made Kristine Leahy cry on live television.

  15. i June 26, 2018 6:13 am

    Collin Harmon was good too, i thought. According to LinkedIn,he now works for RKT Media, Honolulu, HI.

  16. islandman June 26, 2018 6:15 am

    above should read 17. islandman

  17. burro sabio June 26, 2018 9:02 am

    Isn’t this like trespassing or something?

  18. ai-eee-soos June 26, 2018 10:03 am

    has this been posted ?

    The University of Hawaii football team will be without two heralded receivers this coming season, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned.

    Kalakaua Timoteo, who was named to the Star-Advertiser’s All-State first team in 2014 and ‘15, and Isaia Leeth, who once was considered one of Oregon’s top high school receivers, did not meet the academic requirements to continue playing for the Rainbow Warriors. They are no longer on football scholarship.

  19. Inyoface June 26, 2018 10:19 am

    #19 That’s why the pro spring leagues coming out in the next couple years will be a good thing for player’s with talent that just want to tryout and play.

  20. Maddog50 June 26, 2018 10:51 am

    The level of academic support offered or available today, you really have to show disinterest in order to fail. I have known many and school is not for them. Idle hours are not filled with “good” activity generally speaking. Best of luck to them both. No wailing or gnashing of teeth, fill the roster with guys that belong and want to compete while doing the right things-not worried at all! GoWarriors

  21. Manoa Mist June 26, 2018 11:49 am

    Taryn and I dated for awhile but I was just too much man for her. She needs to leave now move on with her life and get over me. Will probably take her a lifetime. Better to have loved and lost then never have loved Manoa Mist.

  22. suckkabooya June 26, 2018 11:56 am

    She would be a good sideline reporter for NFL broadcasts. She can pronounce Polynesian names really good. She would also match at FS1, little more contemporary than espn. Remember us here in Hawaii when you become big time. Good luck Taryn

  23. Stephen Tsai June 26, 2018 12:44 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=46134

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