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

  He asked for $100,000 to start a major music tournament at his school. And he got it

She struggled to find an eco-friendly casket for a loved one. So she launched a business to make them herself

Wahiawa grandmother prays kindness pays her family a visit on Christmas Day

For first time, no USS Arizona survivors will be in attendance at ceremonies to mark attack on Pearl Harbor

Innovative high school program helping to fill demand for medical assistants

From a small lab in Windward Oahu, scientists race against time to save rare Hawaiian snails

The final moments of a child’s life are captured in heartfelt photos. One group is hoping photographers can help

This is a kid to watch: At 16, he’s got a successful business custom-made for the Digital Age

At Waipahu High, students are writing books to inspire younger kids in their communities to read

Making the cut: How the city selects the tree for Honolulu City Lights

Former pro surfer has a message for North Shore criminals: ‘We’re watching you’

Hawaii’s false killer whales still face threats to their survival, but a new study offers hope

He’s Number 1! Northwestern football presents Iolani grad with coveted jersey

23 Honolulu firefighters are women. Meet 4 at one of the busiest fire stations on Oahu

Interactive exhibit hits the mark by injecting fun into math

They can’t get you through traffic, but the Freeway Service Patrol has helped ease it

Everyone knows him as the man who attacked Nancy Kerrigan. He’s asking you to take another look

Pilots wanted: Hawaii’s air travel industry facing potentially costly shortfall

‘I should be dead’: Kaneohe Marines hear about war, loss and recovery from one of their own

At Kauai’s Table 53, a good meal ... for a good cause