Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about the high cost of housing and challenges facing recent immigrants and Native Hawaiians. She previously covered city and state politics.

Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards. The Associated Press Media Editors and Asian American Journalists Association recently honored her reporting on sexual abuse in Guam’s Catholic church.

Prior to starting at Civil Beat, Anita covered the 2013 Hawaii legislative session for the Associated Press and interned at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She graduated from Harvard with honors in 2012.

You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider, on Instagram @anitahofschneider or email her at ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

10 Family Members, 4 Bedrooms And ‘A Dream To Have Your Own Place’ Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

10 Family Members, 4 Bedrooms And ‘A Dream To Have Your Own Place’

Living with multiple generations is a way of life in Hawaii that Jowenna Ellazar embraces. But like many others, she has few options in a city where the median home price hovers around $800,000.

Longtime OHA Trustee Akana Loses Re-Election Bid Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Longtime OHA Trustee Akana Loses Re-Election Bid

Rowena Akana has served on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees for more than two decades but recently came under fire for alleged misspending.

After Super Typhoon Yutu, Many Left Without Federal Disaster Aid Courtesy of Leni Leon

After Super Typhoon Yutu, Many Left Without Federal Disaster Aid

Non-citizens without green cards — including citizens of Micronesian nations and temporary workers — are excluded from federal disaster cash assistance.

What A New Hawaii ConCon Might Look Like Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What A New Hawaii ConCon Might Look Like

The Hawaiian renaissance ensured the 1978 constitutional convention would enshrine indigenous rights. A lot has changed since then.

Before And After Super Typhoon Yutu In Satellite Photos DigitalGlobe

Before And After Super Typhoon Yutu In Satellite Photos

More than a thousand residents of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas are homeless in the wake of the historic storm.

Here’s What It Looks Like After Islands Get Hit By A Super Typhoon Courtesy of Leni Leon

Here’s What It Looks Like After Islands Get Hit By A Super Typhoon

An exploding hotel lobby. Flying roofs and fields of debris. Coconuts as a necessity in the absence of running water.

United Airlines Food Service Workers Vote To Unionize Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

United Airlines Food Service Workers Vote To Unionize

Many of the workers in Honolulu are Pacific Islanders who rely on flight benefits to avoid paying for expensive trips back home to Micronesia.

Who’s Who On The Ballot For The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Who’s Who On The Ballot For The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs

Up for grabs are three OHA at-large seats, as well as seats representing Maui and Oahu.

How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances

Thousands of dollars went to support athletic competitions, charitable galas and beauty pageants.

Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies?

Critics say more people should get to weigh in on developing the new recommendations and the process should be more transparent.

Two Insurers Offer Basic Dental Care For Poor Adults PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Two Insurers Offer Basic Dental Care For Poor Adults

Hawaii stopped paying for non-emergency dental care for low-income adults back in 2009.

Many Chuukese Immigrants Fear Losing Their Legal Status In The US Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many Chuukese Immigrants Fear Losing Their Legal Status In The US

In a Pacific version of “Brexit,” residents of Chuuk plan to vote in March on seceding from the Federated States of Micronesia.