As KHON2’s investigative reporter and anchor, Dr. Gina Mangieri (Ed.D., MBA, MSJ) focuses on in-depth stories involving copious research, analysis, and thoughtful extended interviews. During her two decades with KHON2, her award-winning stories are known for providing balanced perspective and understanding of all sides of complex issues, with an eye toward solutions.
“We’re always trying to keep an eye out for taxpayers and their money, while ensuring laws and rules are applied fairly, regardless of someone’s influence or connections,” she says.
Gina received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Hawaii, and completed a doctorate dissertation at Concordia University Chicago. Gina has worked in New York, London, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. as a reporter and editor in print and broadcast journalism.
She moved to Hawaii in 1999 and joined KHON2 in 2004.
She attributes her career in journalism to her mother, who was an investigative newspaper reporter in New York. “Ink is in the blood,” she says.
When she’s not working, Gina and her husband, Doug, love to stay active with their two boys, Cole and Rowen. They can often be found playing soccer, practicing Taekwondo and kickboxing, and playing music.
Their house is full of instruments, but, she jokes, “we have no plans to go on the road right now.”