Mark Carpenter returned to Hawaii News Now in 2020 as a news anchor/reporter after spending five years in the Bay Area.
During his time working as a sports director in the San Francisco market, Mark covered some of the country’s most significant sporting events, including two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, Major League Baseball playoffs, a Stanley Cup final, the College Football National Championship, and the NCAA's March Madness basketball tournament.
Prior to leaving for the Bay Area, the Kamehameha Schools and University of Southern California graduate got his start in the news business at HNN, working his way through a variety of positions that included intern, associate producer, multimedia journalist, and sports anchor.
Mark is thrilled to be back home, excited to deliver stories from around the community, and is constantly searching for the best fresh poke spots around the state.
Since the start of the year until early December, HPD says there have been more than 6,000 reported break-ins, which is fewer than around the same time last year, but the cases are increasing rapidly, especially at beaches and trails.
The brand that started nearly 20 years ago with pop-up sales from a garage eventually moved into Kapolei’s Ka Makana Alii shopping center earlier this year. Unfortunately, their grand opening came just before the first statewide shutdown.
More than a month has passed since the devastating coffee leaf rust fungus was detected in Hawaii and the state’s farming community is still looking for a viable solution in their fight against the plant disease.