Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about the challenges facing recent immigrant communities and Native Hawaiians.  She also covers Hawaii’s #MeToo movement, the cost of living and public housing. She previously covered city and state politics, the environment, land use and housing.

Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards, including the APME Sally Jacobsen Award for International Perspective for her reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on Guam.

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.

Survey: Most Of Us Are Staying Home During Virus Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Survey: Most Of Us Are Staying Home During Virus Outbreak

The online survey aims to fill a critical need — finding out how and where the virus is spreading in Hawaii.

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 371 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 371

The number of confirmed cases has more than doubled since last Sunday.

The Imprecise Science Of Predicting The Spread Of COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Imprecise Science Of Predicting The Spread Of COVID-19

In Hawaii, the projected peak for coronavirus cases is in early May. But it’s a moving date, dependent on a complex set of factors.

This Hawaii Multi-Generational Family Of 7 Worries As Coronavirus Spreads Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

This Hawaii Multi-Generational Family Of 7 Worries As Coronavirus Spreads

Hawaii has a large number of big and often overcrowded households, complicating COVID-19 social distancing efforts.

Hawaii Imposes Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine For All Arrivals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Imposes Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine For All Arrivals

Updated: The order is intended to bring tourism to a near halt. But top lawmakers want Ige to go further and require residents to shelter in place.

Number of Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Rises To 48 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Number of Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Rises To 48

The state Department of Health reported that 11 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

Hawaii Unemployment Claims Skyrocket As Coronavirus Crisis Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Unemployment Claims Skyrocket As Coronavirus Crisis Continues

Thousands of people are trying to apply for unemployment insurance as Hawaii’s tourism and service industries tumble.

New $2.5M Hawaii Fund Aims To Help Nonprofits With Coronavirus Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New $2.5M Hawaii Fund Aims To Help Nonprofits With Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to job losses, quarantines and lots of uncertainty in the Aloha State.

Hawaii Unemployment Website Glitches As Applications Surge

Hawaii Unemployment Website Glitches As Applications Surge

Hospitality workers and service-industry workers are losing their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens.

Hawaii’s Biggest Industry Is Reeling As The Coronavirus Spreads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Biggest Industry Is Reeling As The Coronavirus Spreads

Hawaii’s hotel and service industry workers are losing their jobs as COVID-19 pummels the state’s tourist industry.

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here?

The protests are seen as part of a long push toward more self-determination for Native Hawaiians, but there is little consensus on how best to achieve that.

Judge Rules American Samoans Are US Citizens Screenshot from Google Maps

Judge Rules American Samoans Are US Citizens

A federal judge in Utah ruled denying birthright citizenship to people born in American Samoa is unconstitutional.