Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim
and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week.
...Jim Leahey is a member of Hawaii's best known sports broadcasting family.
Growing up, Jim
would tag along with his
father to take in sporting events.
In 1966 Jim
graduated from the University of San Francisco
with a degree in philosophy and political science.He
taught at Campbell High School
before joining his
father at KITV, where he
would go on to take a sports anchor position.
In 1979 Jim
moved to KGMB-TV
replaced Joe Moore and worked for 15 years before taking a job with KFVE.Jim also has served as a play-by-play announcer for KGMB-TV and radio and currently does broadcasts for UH athletic events.Jim
wife Toni have three children.
In 2005 Jim
and Kanoa teamed up for Leahey
and Leahey on PBS Hawaii
Grandfather Chuck Leahey was the radio "Voice of the Rainbows" in the 1960s and '70s, and father Jim Leahey
is known for his
television broadcasts of UH sports.