Lynn Kawano

"There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home." I'd close my eyes, even click my heels, but it took 17 years for it to work! After jaunts in Boise, Idaho, Kansas City, Missouri, and Dallas, Texas, It's so nice to finally be ... Home. Don't get me wrong, I loved every city I've lived in. In Boise, I learned to play ice hockey and snowboard. In Kansas City, I began a long-term, but painful relationship with the Kansas City Chiefs. And in Dallas, I met my husband and our kids were born. I've covered amazing stories during my jaunts across the mainland: The Super Bowl in Dallas, The World Series, Tornados ripping through Kansas, and Hurricane Katrina. Our crew spent days in New Orleans -- no shower, we slept in the car, ate MREs, and had National Guard guns pointed at us, but we witnessed an amazing show of survival by the people of Louisiana. Every minute of every day during my career, I was having a blast. I was surrounded by great friends on the mainland, but after the kids were born, we realized how important it was to have family around. I grew up surrounded by family. When I was born, we lived in Waipahu, near the old 'Kawano Store' my great-grandparents owned. When I was four, we moved to Pearl City. Almost every weekend, mom would make musubis before sunrise. She and my dad would take us to the beach. My brother, my sister, and I would play all day. Weekend evenings would be spent with cousins and the extended family. Life was good. I graduated from St. Andrew's Priory School and then, UH. While in college, I interned at KHNL and immediately after graduation, started working at KGMB. It's so funny to me that I have returned to both stations, only, they're ONE station now! This has been a homecoming for me in every way and after 17 years on the mainland, I can honestly say... there's no place like home!

Recent Articles by Lynn

  Legal community urges action against Honolulu prosecutors mixed up in federal criminal probe

As part of widening corruption probe, DOJ sends subject letter to second-in-command at prosecutor’s office

After years of legal wrangling, judge dismisses Kealohas' civil suit against city Ethics Commission

New hotel workers contract could have ripple effects on other properties

Do speed limits come with a buffer? Analysis of speeding tickets finds the answer is complicated

Documentary of Hokulea worldwide journey to close out Hawaii film festival

Day after federal sex trafficking charges dropped, death row exoneree arrested at airport

Changes are coming to the way HPD hands out speeding tickets

Judge drops all charges against former death row inmate prosecutors said wanted to build prostitution empire

Agents bust alleged shark fin smuggling ring at Honolulu’s airport

Sovereignty activists block gate to Pacific Missile Range Facility in protest

After years of complaints and $1M in fines, homeowner just keeps operating illegal vacation rental

Appraisals for Kealohas' seized Hawaii Kai home come in under what they paid for it

A gate blocking beach access in Portlock is still up, despite legal efforts to take it down

Elderly Hilo doctor accused of drug trafficking hospitalized, workers out on bond

Maui caregiver accused of stealing life savings from elderly woman extradited from Cayman Islands

Federal raid of Hilo clinic leads to arrest of doctor for alleged drug trafficking

Gun pointed at police during shooting is registered to embattled Honolulu attorney

Gun pointed at police during fatal shooting registered to embattled Honolulu attorney

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens to the delight of hundreds