Brigette Namata anchors the KHON News at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm.
She joined the news team in 2014 as a “one-man band:” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories before becoming a full-time evening anchor in 2018.
Growing up in the suburbs outside of Washington D.C., Brigette was just 8 years old when she set her sights on becoming a journalist.
“I want to make a difference, one story at a time,” she says.
Career highlights include reporting on former President Barack Obama’s various trips to Hawaii, the 2018 flash flooding event on Kauai’s north shore that set a new national record for most rainfall within a 24-hour period, and the historic 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii Island.
Brigette is a graduate of Marymount University. In 2017, she took part in a prestigious Loyola Law School fellowship for journalists, and is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
When she’s not chasing down a lead, the trained dancer loves eating, traveling, and walking her senior Yorkshire terrier, Mimi. You can also find her being a “Big Sister” to her mentee for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii program.
The award-winning journalist is also a self-proclaimed thrill-seeker who has been hang gliding and skydiving, and wants to do both again.
But if we’re being honest, you’ll most likely find her sleeping. “I’m the queen of naps.”