Diane Ako Launches ‘Inspiring Moms’

Diane AkoDiane Ako, popular KHNL news anchor and reporter, has penned an essay on motherhood for HawaiiMoms.com, a “discussion site” run by The Honolulu Advertiser.

“I was warned that having a baby would throw my life into a delicious uproar, but I couldn’t envision it until that day actually arrived, Day was night. Up was down. It still kind of is. I, a recovering control freak, am learning to proverbially throw my hands up in the air and just let go.”

The piece, which includes photos of Diane with her daughter Olivia, is the first in a series of “writings on motherhood by women leaders of our Island community.”

She’s an excellent choice to kick off the online-only feature. I’m not kidding when I say she’s popular. Diane earned constant coverage from the (sadly defunct) local gossip blog Talk Stink. And a discussion of her physical appearance remains one of the top search destinations at HawaiiThreads… a fact that I found somewhat mortifying until Diane showed up and proved that she has both class and a sense of humor.

“Knocker yourself out.” I love it.

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2 Responses

  1. Gee Why says:

    Speaking about Diane’s popularity, I know what you mean. Pulpconnection’s poll about Hawaii’s Hottest Newscasters still gets a lot of activity according to Google Analytics. For a short time, this poll showed up as #4 when googling “Diane Ako.”

    At the end of the day, people just want to be entertained and distracted from the toils of work and having popular Diane Ako deliver the news ain’t a bad thing.

    And by the way, Diane’s essay on HawaiiMoms.com is great!

  2. Diane Ako says:

    I just saw this write up and wanted to thank you for such nice words about me. Sorry it’s a little belated but I wasn’t aware of it until this week. Aloha! Diane Ako

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