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

  Forget the beach. High schoolers spend spring break learning construction

  Ingredients for one inspirational little boy: An iron will, a walker and challenges overcome

  In the pitch black world of lava tubes, scientists find a world of unique creatures

  'Amazing’: Middle school team’s solution for plastic pollution gets national attention

  More gum disease patients forgo scalpel in favor of cutting-edge laser surgery

  Philadelphia hospital offers specialized treatment for child with rare disorder

  Firm gets national accolades for big sewer project you’ve probably never heard of

  In his middle school robotics class, imagination is just as important as math

  Since Boy Scouts became Scouts BSA, girls joining in growing numbers

  Documentary to tell story of all-black Army unit that protected Hawaii in WWII

  Leeward Oahu farm with big expansion plans needs your help to make them happen

Oahu wheelchair athlete lives by this motto: ‘Never, ever give up'

  Lifeguard candidates put their bodies to the test at Ocean Safety tryouts

  Family reeling from loss seeks to raise awareness about rare, aggressive cancer

  Roosevelt High’s band has a big date in the Big Apple – at Carnegie Hall!

  Students learn physics (and much more) by making and donating ukulele

  Seamstress who sews burial clothes for infants needs another helping hand

  Elementary school’s award-winning program attracts students with a nose for news

  Running 1,000 miles in 50 states is tough, but there’s a heartfelt purpose

Census Bureau to hire hundreds in Hawaii for 2020 population count