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

Hawaii’s Marcus Mariota back home to reset for second season with Las Vegas Raiders

2021 Molokai Hoe canceled over COVID-19 concerns

Maui’s Kyung Kim makes anticipated return home in Round one of 2021 Lotte Championship

Top-ranked UH men’s volleyball to honor six seniors in final home series against UC Irvine

  Wahiawa’s Gwen Maeha honored to represent Hawaii on Nebraska’s National Champion bowling team

Baseball ‘Bows get road series win over UC Riverside

UH beach volleyball falls to Cal Poly in final home series of the season

Wahine softball get road series victory over Cal Poly

No. 1 Rainbow Warriors Volleyball take Big West Regular season title with sweep over CSUN

  BeachBows to honor a pair seniors in final home series against Cal Poly

UH baseball hopes to rebound against UC Riverside this weekend

No. 1 UH volleyball hits the road to face Cal State Northridge to clinch Big West regular season title

‘Bows football team in quarantine after 5 more players test positive for COVID-19

UH water polo’s matches at UC Santa Barbara canceled

UH’s Parapunov, Worsley earn Big West weekly honors, ‘Bows volleyball ranked No. 1 for sixth-straight week

Hawaii baseball falls to UC Santa Barbara in home-series this weekend

UH football pauses all in-person activities due to COVID-19 protocols

  No. 1 ‘Bows volleyball stays undefeated after getting series sweep against Long Beach State

Wahine softball drop home series to Big West newcomer UC San Diego

UH beach volleyball win first home series over Long Beach State

Wahine Softball host UC San Diego at home this weekend

Baseball ‘Bows look to bounce back against UC Santa Barbara this weekend

No. 1 Rainbow Warriors volleyball hosts Long Beach State in rematch of 2019 NCAA Championship

Five players with Hawaii ties make 2021 MLB Opening Day rosters

UH beach volleyball returns home for a trio of Big West matches this week

New leaders emerge as Rainbow Warriors football continues spring practices

Mid-Pacific to leave PAC-Five Athletics in 2023

‘Bows baseball drops road-series against Big West front runner UC Irvine

No. 1 UH men’s volleyball stay unbeaten in series sweep against UC San Diego

Rainbow Wahine softball win first road series against Cal State Northridge