I started my career in journalism as what was once known as a “copy boy” – an editorial assistant – at The Honolulu Advertiser. I worked as a newspaper and broadcast reporter before returning to my alma mater to engage in teaching and research on Journalism and Communication. I’m currently teaching courses in the Communication program and the Matsunaga Peace Institute. While many things have changed at the Mānoa campus during my time here, I continue to abide by the beliefs I had when I was a student here that clear thinking, accuracy, and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.


  • MA, Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia School of Journalism, 1972
  • BA, Journalism, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 1971


News writing; broadcasting; media law; and media and conflict


Research interests include Politics and the Press, First Amendment and the Public’s Right to Know, and protecting the rights of journalists. I worked on the oral history project for the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye and am working on other oral history projects involving Hawaiʻi’s political and cultural history. I am on the board of Media-Council Hawaiʻi and have worked on advancing issues of First Amendment in Hawaiʻi.