Veteran Hawaii Journalist Bob Jones Dead At 85 … His extensive career included work as a print reporter, foreign correspondent, TV anchor and columnist.

One of the most prominent journalists in the Honolulu media landscape has died.

Bob Jones, a former KGMB anchor, Honolulu Advertiser reporter and editor and MidWeek columnist, died early Monday of heart failure.

His widow, Denby Fawcett, said he was 85 and passed peacefully at their Diamond Head home.

Jones began his career as a police reporter for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, later serving a three-year tour in the Air Force that took him to Europe, according to The Bob Jones Report website (“Red-Hot Opinion Erupting From Diamond Head”).

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