Jim Mendoza

This might not sound politically correct for a journalist, but I've never had a "love affair" with news. I love God and my family. But I am passionate about my craft and driven to excel. That's all the motivation I need. August 16, 1977, was the day Elvis died. It was also my first day on the air at a tiny radio station. I was so nervous my voice cracked and I couldn't breathe. I survived. That's where my journey started. I'm still going. I have interviewed celebrities and criminals, politicians, and people on both sides of the track. I've learned something from all of them and the learning continues. News events affect and involve people. I'm a people person. It's a perfect fit. Jim is an Emmy Award winning journalist who has garnered recognition for outstanding reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. At KGMB9 he has worked as news anchor/reporter and as sports anchor/reporter. He attended Kailua High School and the University of Hawaii, where he earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Recent Articles by Jim

  The best darn bus driver in these parts: Douglas Rego, king of the ‘Roadeo’

Thanks to grant, hundreds of defibrillators will go to high school athletic programs

Never-before-seen trove of photos shows Honolulu during height of World War II

This athlete with tons of heart is headed to the Special Olympics World Games

A treacherous ascent, the risk of unexploded ordnance ― and still they come

Manoa is dealing with a weird new crime: Vandals are stripping bark from trees

Hawaii graduate designs wearable tech that could help prevent stillbirths

Cornhole: The fun game with a weird name that’s taking off just about everywhere

The newest Hawaiian-language course for high schoolers: How to fly a drone

Game on! ESports players can now earn scholarships at Hawaii Pacific University

New drug is designed to offer rapid relief for Parkinson’s patients

Husband channels grief by offering important message: Asthma can be deadly

A rare genetic disorder gave him big challenges in life. He sees them as opportunities

The Digital Age is killing cursive. A Hawaii calligrapher is trying to change that

Windward community rallies to help the Vietnam vet they call a ‘silent hero’

Land surveyors were boots on the ground and eyes in the sky during Kilauea eruption

Legendary waterman Duke Kahanamoku to be subject of new documentary

A new mural tells the story of Kakaako — and it’s getting rave reviews

A life lesson from a longtime Palolo boxing coach: 'Get up when life knocks you down’

They came together to rescue horses. Now they’re the ones in need of help