Mileka Lincoln

After a decade away, I feel blessed to return to my hometown Hawai'i to fulfill my dream of working as a journalist! There's nothing like getting to do what you love, in the community you love, surrounded by the people you love!! I was born and raised on Hawai'i Island in the beautiful hills of Waimea, where I attended Hawai'i Preparatory Academy. I was a bookworm with big glasses, and I couldn't wait to see what the world had to offer! First stop: Los Angeles, the city where dreams are made! … and that was certainly the case for me – I'm a proud Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California. My time at ‘SC was incredible! I studied abroad in London, mastered driving in LA, back-packed through Italy and Greece, and spent every waking moment on campus at ATVN – our student-run news station, where I worked my way up the ranks from floor director, to one-man-band reporter, to evening anchor. Next stop: Texas! I got my start in TV News working along the border in Laredo, where I anchored the morning show and covered the district and federal courts. From there I made my way north to San Antonio, where I started out doing traffic in the morning and left anchoring weekends. As a member of a military family, it was truly an honor to work in Military City, U.S.A.! From the revolutionary treatment developed for combat canines suffering from PTSD… to being "embedded" during a 22-hour training day with one of the most elite Special Operation Forces teams (USAF Pararescuemen!) – it was a privilege to share the humbling stories of our men and women (and pups!) who serve! Most recently, I worked in Austin. We launched a brand new morning show, and I was thrilled to anchor it. Sure, the 2 a.m. alarms were tough, but I love the energy of a morning show and who doesn't like when their weekends start at 11 AM on Friday?! Now: I'm finally home! It's a dream come true – made possible by timing, a lot of luck, and hopefully, a little fate! I'm looking forward to meeting the amazing people in our community and telling your stories!

Recent Articles by Mileka

  Traveling for Thanksgiving? Get ready for what could be the busiest holiday travel weekend in years

Flu season is here. Health officials urge getting vaccinated before flu activity ramps up

DOE seeks public input on new rules on bullying and harassment at Hawaii schools

Healthcare Hero: Dee Ono

Popular Hawaii hikes can be dangerous for dogs ... and sometimes deadly

Greenpeace’s historic ship in Honolulu after studying Great Pacific Garbage Patch

City closes 2 busy Ala Wai parks for the next few months

‘Badly in need’: Hawaii teachers stage ‘walk-in' to raise awareness about funding for education

Experts: Raw, emotional testimony in Kavanaugh hearing a possible ‘trigger’ for sex assault victims

To ease parking headaches, Council eyes restricted parking zones

Despite increased enforcement, spate of traffic deaths continues

Officials propose raising parking fees at UH-Manoa — but they want your input

Report: Pilot error blamed for Black Hawk crash that killed 5

New rabies quarantine rules to expedite process for pet owners

Firefighters, mainland personnel make headway in fight against Mauna Loa brush fire

Nearly three months later, Kilauea eruption shatters a record — and just keeps going

'An emphasis on safety': Mayor Kim says he was unaware of reduced lava safety zone

Unprecedented. That's how scientists describe the last 2 months at Kilauea's summit

Team of chefs cook love into hundreds of meals for lava evacuees

After they lost everything to lava, they learned what aloha means. And then they paid it forward