Wayne Yoshioka has been working on both sides of Hawai'i news/broadcasting as a reporter, journalist and government spokesperson for more than 30 years.
Wayne started out as a television journalist in the 1980s covering City Hall, education and labor unions (view videotape at left). He transitioned to the State Department of Defense and Civil Defense as a public affairs officer and later went on active duty to serve on the Army Staff at the Pentagon.
He retired from active military duty in 2007 and began working for Hawai'i Public Radio as the political reporter in the news department. Since then, he's covered local political races, state and county government at the executive, legislative and judicial levels as well as other stories.
Wayne is a two-time recipient of the Hawai'i Society of Professional Jounalists radio feature news reporting award.
He was born and raised in Papa'ikou on the Big Island and has a master of arts degree in communication from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He lives in Mo'ili'ili with wife, Vicki, and is having the time of his life as political reporting has become the bookends of his career.