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

  Travelers run into roadblocks as they seek to provide COVID-19 test results to state

  State scrambles to address issues with its pre-travel testing program website

  Hundreds of thousands of ballots already received as Election Day nears

  Hawaii Strong: Hawaiian Pie Company’s history ― and survival instincts ― come baked in

  As Hawaii prepares to welcome visitors back, 660 airport food service workers laid off

  Experts: Pandemic wiped out 8 years of economic growth in Hawaii

  In the age of the pandemic, Hawaii’s gourmet meals can now be delivered straight to you

Three days from implementation, details of state’s tourism relaunch still murky

  Report: Hilo veterans home employee stayed on the job for 3 days after COVID-19 exposure

  As tourism relaunch approaches, Oahu moves closer to second phase of reopening

  Events management business planned for its busiest year ever. Then it ‘all went away’

  Hawaii Republicans, Democrats weigh in on Pence-Harris debate

  Hawaii Island businesses torn on county’s decision to opt out of traveler testing program

  This dog walking and boarding business was booming. Then the pandemic hit.

  As tourism’s relaunch nears, Ige criticized over lack of clarity on inter-island travel

  How a high-energy Zumba instructor helped raise thousands for charity

  Police search for suspect who targeted elderly victim in Chinatown attack

  Oahu church, community group create COVID-19 videos targeting Pacific Islanders

  Alicia’s Market, a local favorite since the 1950s, scales back operations to survive pandemic

  A tiny medical device was key in one Hawaii woman’s fight against COVID-19

  Matsumoto Shave Ice, an island institution, struggles to keep the doors open

  As pandemic’s economic woes worsen, airlines slash positions industry-wide

  Already-struggling Oahu florists brace for another closure — and loss of inventory

  As state seeks additional $300 for unemployed, thousands of claims still left unprocessed

  Corrections officer, union: State’s missteps contributed to huge outbreak at OCCC

  Working long shifts, National Guard members scramble to ramp up contact tracing efforts

  Case lashes out at Trump over mail-in voting, funding for postal service

  20,000 face masks and hand sanitizer available for hard-hit Pacific Islander community

  DOH calls senators’ visit ‘showmanship,’ but lawmakers say they’re ready to help

  ‘Out of control': Union grievance filed against DOH as criticism of pandemic response builds