Dillon Ancheta

Dillon Ancheta

Digital Content Producer, Social Media Reporter

Dillon Ancheta, a Kauai native, has been with Hawaii News Now since December 2016.


  • BA Journalism, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Kauai High School Alumnus, c/o 2014

Recent Articles by Dillon

  Soft launch held for Blaisdell Concert Hall as a COVID vaccination site

  Woman who nearly died in violent sex assault: ‘It could have happened to anyone’

DOE cancels proms, other large gatherings for remainder of the school year

  After unsuccessful negotiations, nurses of Kapiolani Medical Center vote to strike

Elderly man in critical condition after pedestrian crash on Kauai

  WATCH: 2020 In Memoriam, Hawaii News Now looks back on the notable lives lost

Kauai man arrested following deadly Christmas Eve crash

Pandemic prevents Honolulu Festival 2021 from happening

  Lava lake from Halemaumau Crater eruption now covers 33 acres, scientists say

  Scientists were expecting an eruption at Halemaumau crater, but not so soon

  Mayor Caldwell worries jump in cases will force city back to tier 1 by year’s end

  For years, HNN’s Christmas tree was anonymously gifted. We now know who it was from

DOE announces furlough schedule for teachers, employees starting Jan. 4

‘Mr. Christmas’ Richard Tajiri’s celebration of life set for this weekend

Nearly a year and a ton of odd jobs later, this UH grad paid off his student loans

  Hawaii DOH places its first order for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

  After a very close call, a below-average Pacific hurricane season comes to an end

Maui group Na Wai ‘Eha earns a Grammy nomination

Kauai reports first COVID-19 fatality since pandemic began

Suspicious item prompts bomb squad response in Kakaako

  How We Live: The pandemic didn’t drive him from Hawaii. It didn’t keep him here, either.

Honolulu mayor-elect makes first selection of incoming administration

Kahuku’s ‘Red Raider’ mascot soon to be a thing of the past

  Kauai woman wins Miss Teen USA crown on national stage

6 puppies abandoned in sealed plastic container outside Maui Humane Society

  More people voted in Hawaii’s general election than ever before

  CrimeStoppers Honolulu used to rely heavily on volunteers. The pandemic changed that

Target is expanding in Hawaii: Kauai location coming soon

It’s only October, but the snow is already falling atop Mauna Kea

More mysterious lights appear over Hawaii (and they’re likely not Starlink satellites)