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Brittany Lyte is a general assignment reporter for Civil Beat who specializes in watchdog reporting, narrative storytelling and coverage of neighbor island and social issues. Prior to joining the Honolulu newsroom in March 2018, Brittany lived on the north shore of Kaua’i, where she juggled a freelance writing career while learning to surf, scuba dive, hunt wild pigs, prepare delicious ulu pancakes and perfect the soursop cocktail. Her writing during this period appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Hana Hou! magazine. Previously, she worked for Hearst Newspapers in Connecticut. An Upstate New York native, she has a degree in journalism from Boston University.
In a decade of reporting, Brittany has traveled to Russia, Poland and across the U.S., interviewing subjects ranging from the Dalai Lama to Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan. Her writing has explored a similarly vast range of topics, from the plight of an accused cannibal on the run from police to an investigation into undocumented toxic waste buried beneath suburban Connecticut homes. Her series on the latter subject earned national accolades and inspired the state legislature to adopt a new real estate disclosure law to better protect homebuyers.
In pursuit of a good story, Brittany has learned to fly an M-26 Air Wolf and chased down a suspected killer while wearing heels and a silk dress.
One hundred Leeward Coast residents who participated in ‘talk story’ sessions improved their awareness, knowledge and confidence to address intimate partner violence.
Crowd control measures at the renovated Haena State Park will help state parks officials respond to staggering tourism growth.
The National Cancer Institute raised its funding support of the UH Cancer Center.
Hawaii is in the middle of the pack for overall child wellbeing, with keiki falling behind in education and economic security markers but tracking ahead of most states in measures of health, family and community.
Louise Collins claims in a lawsuit that the makers of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum are misappropriating her husband’s name, tattoo designs and likeness.
People are urged to be on the lookout for the newcomer to Hawaii, which adds to the problems already hindering the rarely seen Kamehameha butterfly and host plants.
This is the first time the prestigious Equator Prize has been awarded to indigenous communities in the United States.
A new report examines alternative utility ownership and regulation models to cut greenhouse gas emissions, boost system reliability and help consumers.
Hawaii was the first state to recognize a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy, but women in rural Hawaii who wish to exercise that right face plenty of hurdles.
Two U.S. senators have released a list of nursing homes nationwide, including six in Hawaii, that have a pattern of providing residents unsafe or substandard care.