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

  Katherine Kealoha and doctor brother plead not guilty to drug charges

Women say city prosecutor retaliated against them for testifying in corruption probe

Taxpayers to cover legal fees for embattled city prosecutor to fight impeachment

47 years after Waikiki woman’s murder, HPD re-examines cold case files

Two shutdowns in one year took its toll on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

‘Who’s next?’: Legal experts weigh in on widening public corruption investigation

$250K payout to Kealoha links city’s top civil attorney to corruption probe

City’s top civil attorney identified as target in federal corruption probe

Scandal that’s ensnarled police, prosecutor’s office takes another turn

Recording shows brutality, extent of attack UFC’s Rachael Ostovich endured

Facing federal probe, city prosecutor rejects calls to step aside, says his office runs ‘effectively’

Defense attorneys question cases prosecuted by deputies facing federal corruption probe

Second-in-command at city Prosecutor’s Office steps aside amid widening federal probe

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