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HI Now celebrates the best of Hawaii, helping you and your family live your best lives by highlighting all things local. From food, fashion, to the every day heroes making an impact in our islands, see stories that inspire and inform.

We make it easy to discover HI Now any time! See fresh, fun stories on TV weekdays at 7am on KGMB during Hawaii News Now: Sunrise and Saturday evenings at 6pm on KHNL. Watch videos you might have missed on the free Hawaii News Now apps on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. You can also see what’s happening right now @HINowDaily on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Jobeth Devera — Host

Jobeth’s diverse background in broadcast television began nearly 10 years ago in California and Nebraska. In 2016, she moved to Hawaii and brought viewers local headlines, breaking news and in-depth storytelling as an integral part of the Hawaii News Now broadcast team. In early 2018, Jobeth transitioned into host of HI Now.

Raised in San Diego, California, where her dad was stationed with the U.S. Navy, Jobeth has always had strong roots in the islands, with her extended family living in Waipahu. Her love for Hawaii and its culture blossomed at a young age as most of her days growing up were spent in the dance studio or on a stage entertaining a crowd with her Hula, Tahitian, and Philippine folk dancing skills. She has traveled and competed at events across the globe, including the Heiva I Tahiti competition in 2012. In her down time, Jobeth loves spending time at the beach and with her dog, Koba.

Kanoe Gibson — Host

Gibson grew up between Hawaii and Missouri, but returned to her island home in 1998 to attend the University of Hawaii. There, she earned a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Marketing and Management. Gibson made Hawaii proud when she became first runner-up to Miss America in 2004 after winning the title of Miss Hawaii 2003. Gibson has since served the state of Hawaii by traveling throughout the U.S. and Asia as an ambassador of the state, speaking at various events and promoting Hawaii and its culture.

Gibson’s broadcast career began in 2012 as a reporter and weather anchor for Honolulu’s local Fox affiliate. Gibson is also a professional singer and currently leads worship on the weekends at Inspire Church in Waikele. Gibson is most proud of her roles as a wife to husband Gye and mother to her 7-year-old son Kielan and 3-year-old daughter Relle. When she is not spending time with her family, Gibson enjoys cooking, traveling, surfing, reading, and anything involving an adventure.