Awards & Recognitions
At the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter’s 2017 Excellence in Journalism Awards, I won first place in the Breaking News Reporting category for my news coverage on the Hawaii v. Trump case. I was the only reporter sharing information live from the courthouse in Honolulu, and I worked with DC-based reporters to get our coverage up asap. In a follow-up story, I reported on death threats sent to the judge.
“Nice job on the handling the story that is so complex,” a SPJ judge wrote in the comments for the award.
I was a finalist in Online News Reporting for my coverage of Mark Zuckerberg’s multimillion dollar property on Kauai and the legal battle he had instigated to acquire more land. My first story on this topic had almost 200,000 views.
I was also a finalist in 2017 in the Headlines category for writing innovative and exciting headlines meant to capture the reader’s attention and give an clear description of the story’s essence.
At the the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter’s 2016 Excellence in Journalism Awards, I was awarded Best Reporting Using Social Media for my story on Disney pulling a Moana costume after people were angered over it using "brownface."
The Punahou Bulletin, the alumni magazine for my high school in Honolulu, wrote a feature about my career as a digital journalist.
I appeared on Hawaii News Now’s morning show to talk about my reporting for Gizmodo on Mark Zuckerberg’s Kauai property. Watch the clip here: “Gizmodo journalist gets rare opportunity to visit Facebook CEO’s Kauai property.”
In 2018, I was a guest on Think Tech Hawaii, a nonprofit streaming channel, which interviewed me for a 30-minute program on my work as journalist in Hawaii. Watch the clip: “Reporting from Hawaii to the World.”