Kyle Chinen

Kyle Chinen

Sports Multi-Media Journalist

Kyle Chinen starts his journalism career at Hawaii News Now, as a sports multimedia journalist.

Chinen Interned with Hawaii News Now in the Summer of 2019, before earning his degree in Digital Communication and Photography from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.

While in the Midwest, Chinen played football for the Briar Cliff Chargers while being a key part in the revamp of the school’s online news site, He also served as the social media director of the school's student-run radio station, BCU Radio.

A graduate of Mililani High School, Chinen lettered in football and was a part of Mililani’s undefeated 2014 HHSAA state championship team.

Chinen is excited to start his career in his home state and looks forward to telling the stories of Hawaii’s homegrown athletes.


  • Briar Cliff University
  • Mililani High School

Recent Articles by Kyle

Rainbow Wahine get two-game sweep over CSU Fullerton, after 57-43 victory on Saturday

Rainbow Warriors basketball gets road victory over CSU Fullerton, 76-53

Hawaii’s Brad Tavares returns to octagon victorious at UFC 257

Former Rainbow Warriors star Jeff Ulbrich named Jets defensive coordinator

Rainbow Wahine basketball best CSU Fullerton, 49-47 at home

Rainbow Warriors suffer tough loss to CSU Fullerton, 83-67

Hawaii’s DeForest Buckner named 2020 Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year

  Wahine basketball returns to Stan Sheriff Center for two-game series against CSU Fullerton

Hawaii’s Tyson Nam falls to Matt Schnell via split decision on Fight Island

  Warriors basketball looks to get back on track against CSU Fullerton this weekend

Hawaii Major Leaguers find new homes through free agency

Hawaii’s Tyson Nam set to take on Matt Schnell at UFC on Fight Island 8

Pac West Basketball season underway, using new “pod” schedule

Kevin Na wins 2021 Sony Open by one shot at Waialae Country Club

Warriors hoops drops second straight loss to CSU Bakersfield

Wahine basketball suffer third loss of season against CSU Bakersfield

Waianae’s Max Holloway gets dominant victory over Calvin Kattar on Fight Island

Kahuku’s Punahele Soriano remains undefeated with first-round TKO at UFC on ABC

Rainbow Warriors fall to CSU Bakersfield in Big West home opener, 60-55

  Punahou’s Evan Kawai reflects on first Sony Open experience

  2021 Sony Open heads to final rounds, after round two wrapped up at Waialae

Wahine basketball falls to CSU Bakersfield in Big West opener

Hawaii’s Max Holloway makes weight ahead of main event against Calvin Kattar on fight island

  First round of 2021 Sony Open wrapped up at Waialae Country Club

2021 Sony Open tees off Thursday with three players with Hawaii ties

  PGA’s Collin Morikawa feels right at home on Oahu ahead of 2021 Sony Open

  Talanoa Hufanga, Zach Kapono Wilson named 2020 Polynesian College Football Players of the Year

  Hawaii’s Sony Open set to tee off this week, without spectators

‘Bows baseball adds former big leaguer Kila Ka’aihue to coaching staff

All players with Hawaii ties fall in Wild Card round of NFL Playoffs