Jobeth Devera joined the Hawaii News Now team as a reporter in January 2016. She comes from KETV NewsWatch 7 in Omaha, NE where she worked as the morning traffic anchor/reporter.
Jobeth is no stranger to beach life and beautiful weather. She was raised in San Diego, CA where her dad was stationed with the US Navy. Growing up, friends and family knew Jobeth as the loud one, always “talking story” and jumping at any opportunity to lead or help others. She’s also pretty nosy, it’s no wonder Jobeth flourishes as a news reporter. She has reported on a number of stories including severe weather and tornadoes as they threatened the heartland during her time in Nebraska. Her work was also recognized by the Associated Press; earning her a first place award in general reporting.
In 2011, Jobeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Public Relations from San Diego State University.
Upon graduation, Jobeth interned with KSWB-TV in San Diego where she helped write stories while shadowing reporters and producers. She continued her education at San Diego City College, taking classes in Radio, Television and Broadcast News while participating in the weekly student-run newscast.
In 2012, Jobeth traded in the coast for the Great Plains and joined KHGI/KFXL in Kearney, NE starting out as the overnight producer. The job also gave her the opportunity to work as a multimedia journalist (MMJ) and anchor.
In 2013, Jobeth moved to Omaha, NE and joined KETV NewsWatch 7 as the morning traffic anchor/general assignment reporter.
Jobeth is excited to be back by the ocean living in paradise and telling stories from the aina.
When she's not working hard bringing viewers the latest news, Jobeth enjoys her free time dancing. She’s danced Tahitian, Hula and Philippine Folk since the age of 8. Jobeth has performed and competed at events across the U.S. and in the Heiva I Tahiti in 2012.
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