Brigette Namata

Brigette Namata

Brigette Namata says news is in her blood.

Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she was just 8 years old when she set her sights on becoming a journalist.

The Marymount University graduate started her career in production, working behind the scenes for Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and National Geographic. 

She came to KHON2 in 2014 from northeastern Pennsylvania, where she was a general assignment reporter,  and fill-in producer and anchor.

She hit the ground running, filing reports for high-profile stories, such as Steven Capobianco’s murder trial and eventual conviction on Maui. 

In October 2018, she joined Howard Dashefsky on the anchor desk for the KHON2 News at 9.

"As a reporter, I love telling stories that matter and having a positive impact on the community. Being on the anchor desk allows me to connect with viewers even more," she says.

Another career highlight: taking part in a prestigious Loyola Law School fellowship for journalists that had her working alongside colleagues from major network news organizations and broadcast channels.

When she’s not chasing down a lead, Brigette loves going out to eat ("I'm a terrible cook"), dancing ("I was captain of my college dance team and spent years practicing ballet, tap, hip-hop and jazz dance... though it's been awhile!", and petting every dog she sees. 

She 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.”