I was 10 years old sitting on a couch watching college basketball with my dad when I decided I wanted to be a sports reporter.
Being the daughter of an athlete and growing up playing sports I always felt it was in my blood. So after graduating high school I enrolled in Rutgers University where I really began to pursue my dream. While I was there I earned degrees in Journalism and Mass Media Studies as well as Political Science.
During that time I also worked for the university radio station as a sports broadcaster; before working as an intern at iHeart Radio in Philly, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, and in CBS New York's sports department.
In my senior year "on the banks" I began working as a sideline reporter for Big Ten Network to go and Big Ten Plus before being picked up by BTN to work for their nationally televised games as a sideline reporter.
After earning my diploma in December I was fortunate enough to fly out to Hawaii and interview at Hawaii News Now where I fell in love with the island, the station, and the people. Now, at 22, I feel incredibly lucky to say I'm living my dream in paradise.
Welterweight contender Yancy Medeiros will not fight at UFC 226 after suffering a broken rib. The Makaha native was set to take on Mike Perry in Las Vegas next Saturday. He confirmed to ESPN.com that he suffered a displaced fracture during training which forced him to be pulled from the fight.
The Los Angeles Clippers will once again spend their preseason in the 808. The team will return to Hawaii for a second consecutive year for training camp, and will once again take on an international foe.
Less than a week after the conclusion of the MLB draft, Hawaii baseball ace, Jackson Rees has agreed to sign a free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Rees graduated with a degree in Communicology this spring, however he did have one year of eligibility remaining.
After dominating at the national and international levels, Tiare Ikei added one more accolade to list of recent accomplishments last week. The Hawaii Technology Academy junior was named USA Wrestling's wrestler of the week.
For the second time in two years, two players from the U.H. baseball team were selected in the MLB draft. Kekai Rios and Dylan Thomas both got the call on Wednesday, the third day of the first-year player draft. Kahaluu native, and Kamehameha Schools alum heard his name called first.
Last week, Nick Saban took some of his Alabama Crimson Tide football players out on boats and jet skis on Lake Tuscaloosa. At some point in the day Saban's boat ran out of gas with quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts, linebacker Terrell Lewis, and a handful of other Tide players on board.
Jocelyn Alo's freshman campaign has been historically dominant. However, it'll end without a national title. The two-time defending national champion Oklahoma Sooners fell to the University of Washington 3-0 on Sunday.
The Rainbow Warrior football team will host their annual summer camp next month. In addition to the University of Hawaii coaching staff, the camp will include perennial PAC-12 teams like University of Washington, UCLA, USC, Washington State, and a number of other major football programs.
The Special Olympics is an event that allows participants from all over the state to celebrate and support one another. But, for the squad from Pahoa High School, the worry and the loss they've suffered as a result of the volcanic activity on Big Island has made being able to participate this weekend mean that much more.
In college football it's not exactly easy to make an impact as a true freshman. But that's exactly what Chevan Cordeiro and Jonah Kahahawai-Welch are looking to do for U.H. next season. The two high school standouts were both early commits for the Rainbow Warriors, and have already been widely heralded around the state as promising local boys who chose to stay home. Now, they're trying to make sure those believers have something to believe in. So, once their finals are...
Despite a ninth-inning rally, the Rainbow Warrior baseball team fell just short of a win against UC Santa Barbara in the series opener on Thursday afternoon. Hawaii fell to the Gauchos with their go ahead run left stranded on first base in the 4-3 loss.
The University of Hawaii will host its second annual Youth Impact Program from June 18-29 at the Manoa Campus. The event, brings together the 'Bows student athletes and at-risk middle school children from across the state.
The Titans are in their early days of OTAs, and quarterback Marcus Mariota is already hard at work preparing for the 2018 season. But according the the Tennessee signal caller his mind has been on more than the playbook recently. The displaced families on Big Island and Kauai have been weighing heavy on his heart as well.
Hawaii's national championship winning quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, was honored with a parade today in Ewa Beach. The event began at the Boys and Girls Club. After a parade through the Christmas route in Ewa, the Bama signal caller returned to the Boys and Girls Club where a crowd welcomed him and festivities continued until 5:00 p.m.
As the destruction on the Big Island continues, so does the outpouring of support from neighbor islands. Tomorrow a former Rainbow Warrior is hoping to do his part to help families in the Puna area pick up the pieces. Speed and agility trainer Kenny Patton will hold a fundraiser Sunday morning at Radford High School, with all the money made from the event going directly to victims of the Kilauea eruptions.
On Thursday Alabama quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, and his cousin, Notre Dame defensive lineman, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa were welcomed back to their former intermediate school with cheers and congratulations.
The Rainbow Wahine extended their record setting winning streak to 28 straight after opening the Big West tournament with a sweep of Cal State Bakersfield on Friday afternoon. Jeff Hall's top-seeded Sand 'Bows earned a bye in Friday's first round before taking on CSUB. That's when the 'Bows made quick work of the Roadrunners. Hawaii swept all five matches, and each pair needed just two frames to seal their victories. All of U. H.'s pairs earned at least one double-digit set win en ro...
There's more on the line for the Sand 'Bows this weekend than conference titles and unbroken winning streaks. After watching the Hawaii men's volleyball team lose the Big West and subsequently get snubbed from the Big Dance earlier this month, the Wahine know the only way to guarantee a shot at their long term goal, a national championship, is to protect their home court at Queens Beach this weekend.
The third-ranked Rainbow Wahine beach volleyball team celebrated senior night the way they've celebrated almost all of their matches this season, with a dominant victory over Boise State. The 5-0 win marked the second straight sweep of the day for Hawaii who also shut out Arizona State on Sunday morning to extend their historic winning streak to 27 consecutive matches.
Today Brooke Henderson won her sixth tour title at the Lotte Championship. The 20-year-old was absolutely unstoppable over the weekend at Ko Olina and for good reason. The Canadian was motivated by and eventually dedicated her victory to all those involved in Humboldt junior hockey team bus crash which claimed the lives of 16 of her fellow countrymen.
Michelle Wie kicked off her 2018 Lotte Championship surrounded by winners literally. Wie, a 2014 Lotte champion herself, was grouped with the defending champ at Ko Olina, Cristie Kerr as well as 2015 Lotte winner Sei Young Kim. But, even for a group of past champions, one of them a local product at that, the blustering windy conditions proved to be challenging.