People

  • Executive Producer, Talk Shows

    Beth-Ann Kozlovich is Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s Talk Shows Executive Producer and oversees HPR’s five locally-produced talk programs. She created and co-hosts HPR-2’s weekday morning show, The Conversation, launched in...

  • News Director

    Bill Dorman has been the news director of Hawai‘i Public Radio since February 2011. Born in New York City, he spent 21 years at CNN in various positions behind the scenes and on the air in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, and...

  • Co-Host, Bytemarks Cafe

    Burt Lum is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open data and has more than 30 years in Hawaii's technology and communications sector. He is an Instructor at University...

  • Molokai Dispatch
  • Operations Director

    Charles Husson has been with HPR since 1994. He grew up in Tidewater, Virginia, playing music part-time during high-school and college. He moved to New York City in 1982 to explore the wider musical opportunities there, working...

  • Co-Host, The Conversation
  • Christopher Phillips is a science communication and education specialist whose work focuses on scientific issues affecting society in the 21st Century. His work has been featured in diverse fields, such as astronomy, climate...

  • Host of Evening Concert (Monday-Thursday)

    Craig DeSilva is glad to be playing recorded music on the air instead of playing for a live audience on stage as did when he studied piano. He began piano lessons when he was a child and continued piano studies at the...

  • Local Host, All Things Considered

    Dave Lawrence has been on the radio for over 25 years.

    He’s hosted All Things Considered on Hawaii Public Radio since 2009, and has hosted afternoon radio in the islands since 2002. Previously he was music director and afternoon host for...

  • Local News Host, Morning Edition, Kanikapila Sunday

    Derrick Malama does double duty at HPR, serving as the host of Kanikapila Sunday on HPR-2, and the local anchor of Morning Edition, weekday mornings from 5 am to 8:30 am on HPR-1.

  • Host, Singing and Other Sins
  • Music Director, Classical Music Host

    Gene Schiller joined HPR in September, 1993 as a board operator. His first break came when he was asked to fill in for Music Director, Alan Bunin. Six months later he became the new host of Evening Concert, a program that runs on KHPR /KKUA ...

  • Music Host

    Guy Steele is the host and creator of Sinatra: The Man and the Music. His foray into radio broadcasting began in 1974 at Oregon Institute of Technology.  He was a DJ, play-by-play announcer, and general manager of KTEC...

  • Music Host

    Howard Dicus was a radio network anchor, reporter, and manager in Washington, D.C., until, after 22 years of part-time residence in Hawaiʻi, he moved here full-time to start life anew.

    While at United Press International...

  • Host of The Early Muse

    Ian Capps is creator and host of The Early Muse, a weekly program of Hawaiʻi Public Radio which has been on air continuously since December 2004. The program explores the development of Western Music over the 500 years...

  • Host, Weekend Edition

    Jackie Young is no stranger to radio or the media, having worked in radio promotions at KGMB Radio during high school, and also as a board operator and in news with some the original HPR team in the mid-80s. She's also been a...

  • Multimedia Production Manager

    Jason Taglianetti joined Hawaiʻi Public Radio in October of 2006 as its multimedia production manager. Born and raised on Oʻahu, Jason grew up backstage, due to his parents, both theatre artists.  In 1996, Jason attended the...

  • Co-Host of Evening Concert

    John Kalani Zak, the son of an airline executive father and a journalist mother, was born in Washington D. C. He has lived in and traveled to many locations around the globe, and is delighted to call Hawaiʻi his home.

  • Host, Blues from the Basement

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  • Host of Evening Concert (Friday)

    Judy Anderson began college as a music performance major; favorite class: Opera Theater. Within ten years after graduation, however, she was channeling her penchant for performing into briefing Congressional leaders, senior...

  • Host, The Body Show

    In 1999, Dr. Kozak came to Straub Clinic and Hospital where she currently works as an internist specializing in preventative health, travel medicine, women's health and wellness. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and did...

  • General Assignment Reporter
  • Host, Hawaiian Word of the Day
  • Over 36 years with National Public Radio, Neal Conan worked as a correspondent based in New York, Washington, and London; covered wars in the Middle East and Northern Ireland; Olympic Games in Lake Placid and Sarajevo; and a presidential...

  • Host, Bridging the Gap

    Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both southern California and Honolulu.  In college he started DJ-ing around town,...

  • Arts & Culture Reporter

    Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture, and ideas for Hawai'i Public Radio.    Noe began working in news at WQXR, the New York Times' classical station in New York City, where she also hosted music programs from 1990-94.  Prior to...

  • Host of Latin Beat

    Ray Cruz was born in Brooklyn, New York, and spent his teen years in Puerto Rico. He discovered his passion for music at a young age while enrolled at a military boarding school in New York State. He played the trombone in school bands, during...

  • Co-Host, Bytemarks Cafe

    Ryan wears the label "geek" with pride. He's immersed himself in new technologies and online communities since the days before the web. From dial-up BBSes to the shiny new "Web 2.0" frontier, Ryan has long embraced and evangelized the ways in...

  • Host, The Brazillian Experience

    A Honolulu native, Sandy Tsukiyama grew up in a musical household. She discovered Spanish language and Music Theory at her alma mater, Roosevelt High School and received a BA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. At UH she...

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