Keoki Kerr to join Hawaii News Now

Published: Jan. 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM HST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2012 at 11:57 AM HST
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Keoki Kerr joins Hawaii News Now on Jan. 16.
Keoki Kerr joins Hawaii News Now on Jan. 16.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Long-time investigative reporter Keoki Kerr will be joining Hawaii News Now on Jan. 16.

Kerr, who has worked for KITV4 for the past 21 years, brings a wealth of investigative and enterprise experience to Hawaii News Now. He has also covered politics, government and law enforcement.

"I look forward to joining the team at Hawaii News Now and uncovering great stories with them," Kerr said. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue my passion for investigative reporting."

News Director Mark Platte said Kerr will be an invaluable addition to the staff.

"We are ecstatic to have someone of Keoki's skills to join our talented Hawaii News Now team," Platte said. "He is the premier investigative journalist in Hawaii."

Kerr, a Kaneohe resident, has won more than 20 journalism awards for topics ranging from human trafficking and dirty restaurants to voting irregularities and political corruption.

A 1990 graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., Kerr attended Punahou School, graduating in 1985, and attended Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA. He has worked as a press aide to former U.S. Rep. Pat Saiki and has freelanced for ABC, CNN, National Public Radio and the Associated Press.

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