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

  From Christmas gifts to a prospering business, Oahu couple focuses on new venture

  ASL interpreter whose services amid pandemic helped keep community safe dies of COVID

  Faced with possibility of no senior season, this quarterback charted his own path

  Hawaii Strong: Amid pandemic, M by Chef Mavro delivers gourmet experience ... to go

  Despite pandemic challenges, Sony Open tees off ― and raises funds for charity

  New Blood Bank campaign seeks plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients

  Big Island Interscholastic Federation is latest to slash fall and winter sports

  Hawaii Strong: Pre-packed pandemic pivot becomes a hit for Kaimuki eatery

These days, there’s no shortage of auctions as shuttered businesses sell off assets

Award-winning Hilo photographer captures Kilauea’s latest spectacle

  With no reservation system in place, lines and crowds return to Hanauma Bay

  Visitors, residents flocking to Kilauea to see eruption prove to a boon for nearby businesses

  Salvation Army Hawaii lands generous ‘crypto kettle’ donation

  In Kaimuki, parking spaces converted for outdoor seating to help struggling businesses

  DNA tech identifies shark that killed Maui surfer (and how big it was)

  Hawaii Strong: Wedding business keeps planning perfect days through imperfect circumstances

  Urging others to give, an Oahu family finds joy in helping those in need

  Lock your doors: HPD urges vigilance as car break-ins spike during holidays

  Oahu residents ready to blow over lack of illegal fireworks enforcement

  Hawaii Strong: Loyal, far-reaching customer base helped ‘Get Nutz Wear’ survive pandemic

  ‘A real game changer’: Hawaii doctor shares his experience in COVID-19 vaccine trial

  Despite pandemic shutdown, Hawaii’s film industry execs optimistic about future

  Hawaii Strong: Pop-Up Makeke makes shopping for Hawaiian crafts easier than ever before

  Hawaii farmers seek solution to combat potentially devastating coffee leaf rust

  Hawaii Strong: At Tanioka’s, the pandemic has impacted everything except the long lines

  Hawaii Strong: Pop-Up Makeke, a one-stop shop to buy local during the pandemic

Adopt-a-Family 2020: As Christmas approaches, this Hawaii family is hoping for brighter times

  Hawaii Strong: At Beer Lab Hawaii, creativity is on tap

  Already struggling amid pandemic, Oahu eateries prepare for new plastics rules