Lynn Kawano Biography
Lynn Kawano is a Reporter and Anchor, she graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory School and then, UH. While in college, I interned at KHNL and immediately after graduation, started working at KGMB. It’s so funny to me that I have returned to both stations, only, they’re ONE station now! This has been a homecoming for me in every way and after 17 years on the mainland, I can honestly say… there’s no place like home!
These lines from our alma mater are a fitting description of Lynn Kawano’s life and travels. After graduating from St. Andrew’s Priory in 1992, Lynn attended the University of Hawaiʻi. She majored in Political Science, while also interning at KHNL. Immediately after graduating, Lynn worked as a sports reporter for KGMB.
In 1996, Lynn moved to Boise, Idaho. She served as a morning anchor and executive producer at the KBCI/KBOI news station. The Idaho Press Club awards recognized her work with KBCI in 1999. Lynn’s report, entitled “Street Closure”, was honored in the category of “Best Live Shot”. Besides working at the news station, the Hawaiʻi surfer also learned to snowboard and play ice hockey.
Her mainland adventure continued as she moved from Boise, ID, to Kansas City, MO. Though her time in Kansas City was short, Lynn was able to gain more experience as a reporter and anchor at KCTV/KSMO. She also began a lifelong – and sometimes painful – relationship as a steadfast Kansas City Chiefs fan.
Lynn’s jaunts throughout the mainland brought her to Dallas, Texas. While working as a news reporter for KDFW, she received an Emmy nomination from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Lone Star Chapter.
In 2008, her report on “DFW’s Most Wanted” was nominated under the “Crime – News Series” category. Adding on to her career accomplishments in Dallas, it also became the city where she met her husband and her kids were born.
Though she loved every city she’s lived in, a part of Lynn always wanted to return back to her roots in Hawaiʻi. Lynn was raised in Pearl City, and her great-grandparents owned the “Kawano Store” in Waipahu. Spending time surrounded by siblings, cousins, and extended family became a memorable part of her childhood, and she wanted to give that same experience to her children.
Moving back to Oʻahu in 2013, Lynn took up a job at Hawaii News Now. She was pleasantly surprised to find that the two news stations she previously worked for – KHNL and KGMB – were now one as Hawaii News Now.
After spending over 15 years reporting on the mainland, Lynn acquired a position as a general assignment reporter, with a focus on law enforcement. She went on to become Hawaii News Now’s first chief investigative reporter.
Lynn has won 2 Emmys from the San Francisco/Northern California chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences since returning home. In 2014, she won an award for reporting on the Hawaiʻi police being close to solving the case of “Peter Boy” Kema.
In 2015, she received an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow, and an Associated Press award for her report, “Desperate for a Diagnosis.”
Throughout her career, Lynn has worked on cases ranging from the lighthearted to the serious. She has reported on the World Series and Super Bowl XLV, as well as Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing case against the Kealohas.
You can currently watch award-winning journalist Lynn Kawano in action as the chief investigative reporter on Hawaii News Now.
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Lynn Kawano is a Reporter and Anchor, she’s birthday is 03/21/1974 and is 45 years old as of 2019
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Dallas-based Fox4, first TV station to report the arrest of a suspected “serial rapist” during Tuesday’s newscasts, may not have been as enterprising as viewers were led to believe.
Veteran reporter Lynn Kawano is married to the Dallas police department detective who wrote and signed the search warrant affidavit in connection with Fernando Munoz, who was jailed over the weekend.
The Dallas Morning News, in its featured front-page Metro section story Wednesday, named Kurt Kresta as the head detective in the case and included quotes from his affidavit. Kresta is married to Kawano, and they had a daughter in March of 2009, according to a birth announcement in The Shield, a Dallas Police Association publication.
Kawano, in her live report on Tuesday’s 5 p.m. Fox4 newscast, displayed the multi-page affidavit and quoted from it without disclosing her husband as the author. “And the officer said he believes Munoz to be a flight risk,” she told anchor Clarice Tinsley during the report.
Tinsley, who likewise made no mention of the Kawano-Kresta connection, praised Kawano at the end of the report. “Good coverage, Lynn, on getting that information,” Tinsley said. Nightside Fox4 reporter Calvert Collins picked up the story for the station’s 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts Tuesday.
Kawano and Fox4 news director Robin Whitmeyer have not returned emails requesting comment on whether the station had an ethical lapse in quoting from the affidavit but not identifying the detective who wrote it as Kawano’s husband.
The overall intent here is not to discredit Kawano’s abilities as a reporter. The facts of her story seem solid and later were picked up by other electronic news outlets.
But how she got her information merited at least a mention in Fox4’s coverage. Instead, the station trumpeted its “breaking news” and left viewers none the wiser.
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In a bizarre twist, businessman labeled as ‘possible suspect’ in Kealoha mailbox theft
By Lynn Kawano | May 11, 2019, Updated May 14 at 5:27 PM
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A new court filing Monday lists a Kahala businessman as being a “possible suspect” in the 2013 theft of the mailbox outside the Kealohas’ home.
But the businessman told Hawaii News Now that he was stunned to be added to the case.
And he said he doesn’t understand why he would be singled out.
One bizarre detail he recalled, however: A few years ago, he said, ex-deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha showed up at his office unannounced and asked if he had noticed anything suspicious in the area. He said he hadn’t, and she left her business card.
The man takes almost daily walks around the neighborhood and he said that Kealoha told him her cameras captured him during one of those walks.
That image is now part of the exhibit list for the so-called “mailbox trial.”
Hawaii News Now is not naming the man because he has never been mentioned before in connection with the case and he does not match the description of the person seen on the video surveillance of the mailbox theft.
He said after Kealoha left her business card, she asked him to call her if he remembered anything that could help with the investigation.
The card, which HNN obtained, said: “Department of the Prosecuting Attorney” and lists Katherine Kealoha as a supervisor.
The attorneys for the Kealohas would not comment on the man’s sudden insertion into the case ― on the same day that jury selection began ― and it is unlikely the Kealohas will back down on their constant claim that her uncle, Gerard Puana, is the man in the surveillance video.
He was exonerated of the crime and is now considered the victim of the alleged conspiracy by Katherine Kealoha, her husband, ex-Police Chief Louis Kealoha, retired HPD Maj. Gordon Shiraishi, HPD Lt. Derek Hahn and Officer Bobby Nguyen.
The government says the group allegedly framed Puana for the June 21, 2013, crime because of an apparent family feud over money.
The new list of exhibits was filed as 413 prospective jurors converged on the Blaisdell Center for the first day of jury selection.
The jurors completed a lengthy questionnaire that included queries like:
Have you ever had mail stolen from your mailbox?
Are you familiar with any recent investigations or charges concerning former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine, a former deputy city prosecutor?
Have you or someone close to you ever been the victim of a crime?
The large jury pool is necessary because of the intense pretrial publicity over the past five years.
Attorney Myles Breiner, who represented the Kealohas before they were granted taxpayer-funded lawyers, said it will be very tough to find anyone impartial in the case.
“Everyone has an opinion,” he said.
Ken Lawson, of the University of Hawaii Law School, disagrees. Out of the 1.4 million people in the islands, the courts will be able to find 12 who can be open-minded.
“It’s not about how much publicity has been given in the case, it’s whether or not after you have heard that publicity, can you still be a fair juror?”
The attorneys involved in the case are now working to review the questionnaires to narrow down the pool to a more manageable 45-50 people.
Those remaining will then be brought in to the federal courthouse for questions and interviews to determine any bias.
“There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” I’d close my eyes, even click my heels, but it took 17 years for it to work!
After jaunts in Boise, Idaho, Kansas City, Missouri, and Dallas, Texas, It’s so nice to finally be … Home.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved every city I’ve lived in. In Boise, I learned to play ice hockey and snowboard. In Kansas City, I began a long-term, but a painful relationship with the Kansas City Chiefs. And in Dallas, I met my husband and our kids were born.
I’ve covered amazing stories during my jaunts across the mainland: The Super Bowl in Dallas, The World Series, Tornados ripping through Kansas, and Hurricane Katrina. Our crew spent days in New Orleans — no shower, we slept in the car, ate MREs, and had National Guard guns pointed at us, but we witnessed an amazing show of survival by the people of Louisiana.
Every minute of every day during my career, I was having a blast. I was surrounded by great friends on the mainland, but after the kids were born, we realized how important it was to have family around.
I grew up surrounded by family. When I was born, we lived in Waipahu, near the old ‘Kawano Store’ my great-grandparents owned. When I was four, we moved to Pearl City. Almost every weekend, mom would make musubis before sunrise.
She and my dad would take us to the beach. My brother, my sister, and I would play all day. Weekend evenings would be spent with cousins and the extended family. Life was good.