People

  • Executive Producer, Talk Shows

    Beth-Ann Kozlovich is Hawaii Public Radio’s Talk Shows Executive Producer and oversees HPR’s five locally-produced talk programs. She created and co-hosts HPR2’s weekday morning show, The Conversation, launched in 2011. In 1999, she created and...

  • 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 of Hawaii in the...

  • Operations Director
  • 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 change, and...

  • 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 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.

  • 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
  • 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 Hawaii,he moved here full-time to start life anew.

    While at United Press International in the 1980s and...

  • Host, Weekend Edition
  • Multimedia Production Manager
  • Host, Blues from the Basement
  • 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...

  • Ray Cruz was the host of Sabor Tropical aired on Hawaii Public Radio for 22 years. He is also a musician and club DJ that for many years pioneered the latin music movement in Hawaii. After a two year hiatus Ray returns with a new two hour show...

  • General Assignment Reporter

    Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show, The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.

    She is now the...

  • Over 36 years with National Public Radio, Neal Conan may be best known as the long-time host of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation." Previously, he served as bureau chief in New York and London, covered the Pentagon, the State Department, the White...

  • 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, playing long acid...

  • Arts & Culture Reporter
  • 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...

  • Host, The Real Deal
  • Hawaii Island Reporter
  • Host, Full Nelson

    Tim started radio while in college in 1997 on a commercial station located between San Antonio and Austin Texas, where his show followed a Baptist church program on Sunday mornings. "That was a tough act to follow; we'd go from 'The River of...

  • Political Reporter

    Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaii.  He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter.   He covered Hurricane Iwa ...