Meet the 2017 -2018

HO'A O'AHU TEAM

CHANEL

DIAS

Chanel Dias is a Journalism student in her final year at the University of Hawai'i Manoa. A former opinions writer for Ka Leo, Chanel's post-graduate hopes are to explore controversial subjects as an investigative reporter and to explore broadcast media through radio.

BRONSON

DORIA

Born and raised on the Big Island, Bronson strives to perfect his video production and broadcast media skills during his final year at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. After college, Bronson hopes to explore and give exposure to the untold and often under-reported voices within the Hawaiian Islands.

HARRISON PATINO

Harrison, originally from Northern California, is a fourth-year student at UH Manoa double majoring in Journalism and Classics. A former staff writer for Ka Leo, Harrison has a passion for all forms of broadcast media. He currently works for Hawaii Public Radio and serves as the Program Director at KTUH, and has written for several publications under Nella Media Group.

KA'AINOA

FERNANDEZ

A graduate of Kailua High School and current senior-year Journalism student, Ka'ainoa is thrilled to graduate from the University of Hawai'i with a degree in Journalism. Ka'ainoa enjoys producing thought-provoking news content about his community and the people in it. When he's not hard at work in the studio, you can find him hard at work riding and training horses at the ranch.

Teresa is a senior studying journalism at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa with a passion for Investigative Journalism and reporting. Through her work, she hopes to connect with different people and tell their unique stories. When she can find the time away from on-site reporting or in-studio production work, Teresa enjoys hiking and traveling.

TERESA

RUAN

NICOLE

TAM

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Nicole fell in love with journalism soon after moving to Hawai’i as a child. In addition to serving as KITV's digital producer and working as a freelance writer for Hawai'i Busines Magazine, Nicole is fluent is Mandarin and Cantonese. Got a story tip? Connect with her on Instagram or Twitter: @nic0letam

BRANDON

RIVERA

Brandon Rivera is a senior at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa pursuing a journalism degree. When he's not covering the latest breaking stories in Hawaii athletics for his internship with ScoringLive or handling camera equipment alongside the production team at the UH Media Lab, you can find him teaching keiki? (cheesy or nah?) their backstroke at Leahi Swim School in the Manoa Valley.

KRISTEN

WONG

Kristen is a senior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa pursuing a degree in journalism. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Kristen grew up speaking both English and Hawaiian. She has chosen to focus her skill sets on features writing and reporting to reflect her passion and interest in Hawaiian issues, culture and lifestyle.