Happened To...

An update on past news

Malia Mattoch has set sail
on new adventures
in life, marriage

Question: What ever happened to Channel 2 weekend anchor Malia Mattoch?

Answer: Mattoch, 33, is currently working on a book project and spending time traveling with her husband, Jonathan McManus, a partner with Baywest Properties, a real estate development company.

Malia Mattoch: She is preparing to take a sailing trip to the Caribbean with her family

Mattoch is a 1987 alumna of Punahou School. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1992 and obtained her master's degree in international journalism in a program in London a year later. Mattoch returned to Honolulu and started working at Pacific Business News. Thereafter, she joined Channel 2 as a business reporter.

Four years later, Mattoch left the station to become a freelance television reporter for news stations in Sacramento and San Jose, Calif. She then returned to Channel 2 as a general assignment reporter in May 1999.

Mattoch married McManus last May and decided to leave Channel 2 in September to pursue traveling and to explore her passion in writing.

"To write books is my dream," she said.

Mattoch has been spending time in the San Francisco Bay area and is now preparing to take a sailing trip to the Caribbean with her family for a pre-60th birthday celebration for her father, attorney Ian Mattoch.

She noted her decision to resign from Channel 2 was made at the right time in her life.

"Getting married changed things," said Mattoch, who will celebrate her first wedding anniversary in May.

"It's such a nice time in my life," Mattoch said.

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