Lynn Kawano

"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 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. I 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!

Recent Articles by Lynn

  City Councilman pushes back against plan to pay ex-police chief’s legal fees

HPD Chief gets a good review for time on the job in new review system

  Kaneshiro put himself on paid leave. So why is he showing up at the office?

  Cost to transport, house Hawaii inmates on the mainland is skyrocketing

  Police body cam footage becoming key piece of evidence in DUI cases

  A dismissed 2015 DUI is among the ways Kealoha allegedly helped her friends

  2 high-profile cases moved from prosecutor’s office amid federal probe

  Embattled city prosecutor was denied access to officer-involved shooting scene

  Border wall declaration could divert $300M appropriated for Hawaii programs

  FBI: Kealoha sent emails from coworkers’ computers to mislead probes. HNN got one

  Katherine Kealoha and doctor brother plead not guilty to drug charges

  Women say city prosecutor retaliated against them for testifying in corruption probe

  Taxpayers to cover legal fees for embattled city prosecutor to fight impeachment

  47 years after Waikiki woman’s murder, HPD re-examines cold case files

  Two shutdowns in one year took its toll on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  ‘Who’s next?’: Legal experts weigh in on widening public corruption investigation

  $250K payout to Kealoha links city’s top civil attorney to corruption probe

  City’s top civil attorney identified as target in federal corruption probe

  Scandal that’s ensnarled police, prosecutor’s office takes another turn

  Recording shows brutality, extent of attack UFC’s Rachael Ostovich endured