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

  Despite spike in COVID-19 cases, state drags its feet on hiring more contact tracers

  State debunks popular Oahu church’s fake face mask waiver

  State scrambles to bring on more contact tracers to handle COVID-19 surge

  As Kalihi coronavirus clusters form, so do longer lines at testing centers

  Big West Conference postpones fall sports until 2021, impacting multiple UH sports

  Kaneohe school’s reopening plan included reassuring parents classes are safe

  Oahu was spared by Douglas, but storm shined light on lack of North Shore shelters

  ‘When it rains, it pours': An already-struggling Waikiki worries what Douglas will bring

  While school board deliberates date, more educators express anxiety over reopening

  With primary election just weeks away, all registered voters should have their mail-in ballots

  One additional case at a Pearl City nursing home reported

City completes significant phase in $82M sewer rehab project

  The new hotel stay: Masks are in the welcome kit and you’ll get a temp check at check-in

  An ‘unreal’ battle to reclaim a home turned into a suspected gambling room is finally resolved

  Amid growing scrutiny of gyms, some call for tougher protocols rather than a shutdown

  Manhunt continues for suspect accused of stabbing 17-year-old in the neck at Kahala beach