Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter

News Anchor/Reporter

Honolulu, Hawaii

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.


  • University of Southern California
  • Kamehameha Schools Kapalama

Recent Articles by Mark

  Hawaii Strong: An ‘ohana unified guides beloved brand Manuhealii through pandemic

  In a turnabout for the city, mayor seeks $1M to remove Haiku Stairs

  Pro surfer O’Shaughnessy details his nasty Pipeline wipeout and long road to recovery

  As outdoor sports resume, Oahu youth baseball league struggles to plan for full season

  Hawaii Strong: Amid pandemic, a one-man Hawaii farm finds some helping hands

  After years of neglect, potholes plaguing Kakaako roads are getting filled

  Hawaii Strong: With lots of passion and a little tech, they’ve kept their ukulele students strumming

  Hawaii Strong: A photographer moves his work online, sharing captured memories globally

UH study concludes Hawaii leads the nation in arrests of public school students

  For Hawaii’s student-athletes, it was a year of canceled seasons and lost opportunities

  The economic hardships of the pandemic in Hawaii haven’t been equally distributed

  Hawaii Strong: After the pandemic grounded them, these airline workers charted a new path

  Hawaii Strong: Mililani farm turned to community to weather pandemic shutdowns

  Perseverance is the theme of Kamehameha Schools’ annual Hoolaulea fundraiser

  Hawaii Strong: A year ago, this theater didn’t own a camera. Now they have a streaming service.

Coronaviruses don’t just impact humans. As one cat owner learned, they can affect pets, too.

  Hawaii Strong: 3rd generation owners of Young’s Fish Market seek to preserve family’s legacy

  Big wave surfers say Pipeline rescue highlights importance of safety gear

State to slash general assistance benefits as number of program recipients swells

  Helmet credited with saving pro surfer’s life after nasty wipeout

  Hawaii Strong: The pandemic didn’t deter this man’s dream to revive an iconic bakery

  Hawaii nurse sets up life-saving resource for healthcare community

  A cardboard cutout at Super Bowl LV held special meaning for a Hawaii cancer survivor

  Hawaii Strong: Guava Smoked has grit (and meat) to thank for their success

  Through a camera’s lens, UH alum documented Capitol attack

  Innovative AC technology is designed to attack COVID droplets in the air

  Hawaii Strong: Koa craftmasters summon resilience to weather pandemic

  Meet the 13-year-old who conquered Jaws during a record swell

  With restrictions on large events, the Punahou Carnival is going online

  Hawaii Strong: To stay afloat, Haleiwa water sports company rolls with pandemic tide