We need to raise $75,000 by September 1 to ensure that our newsroom remains strong during this time when accurate and in-depth information is needed the most. Starting today, Civil Beat donor Sharon Twigg-Smith is pledging to match, dollar-for-dollar, all donations made to Civil Beat, up to $10,000.
Kerr will oversee media relations and communications with HSTA’s 13,500 members beginning April 15, according to a press release.
“We are pleased to welcome Keoki to our team. His reputation as a fair and accurate reporter on issues that impact our community, combined with his personal commitment to building volunteers, mentoring young people and coordinating community events will be valuable to our organization,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee.
He added, “We look forward to working with Keoki as we continue to advocate for Hawaii’s public school teachers and the education of our keiki.”
Kerr has been an investigative reporter at Hawaii News Now since 2012, where he focuses on government and politics. He previously served as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KITV, a Civil Beat media partner.