Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

Christina Jedra is a reporter on the City and County of Honolulu beat. She writes stories that hold the government accountable for how it spends your tax dollars and makes decisions that affect the lives of everyone on Oahu. Her coverage area includes the mayor, the Honolulu City Council and the water contamination crisis caused by the Navy’s Red Hill fuel operations.

Previously, Christina was an investigative reporter for the Delaware News Journal. Using public records and persistence, she uncovered stories including the city council’s misuse of taxpayer dollars, workplace fraud in a construction training program, prison healthcare failures, falsified documents in an addiction treatment program and more.

Her investigative stories have sparked criminal investigations and penalties and prompted legislative and policy changes. She was recognized several times by the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, which awarded her a first-place prize and a best of show award in investigative reporting in 2019.

Christina’s first full-time job in journalism was at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Christina interned with The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting and USA Today. Christina was born and raised in New Jersey and has strong feelings about quality bagels and pizza.

Christina welcomes story ideas and anonymous tips at cjedra@civilbeat.org. You can follow her on Twitter @ChristinaJedra.

Is It Time For Hawaii To Renegotiate Its Relationship With The Military? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Is It Time For Hawaii To Renegotiate Its Relationship With The Military?

The Red Hill water contamination crisis has prompted outrage, even among those who have traditionally supported the military.

Number Of Homeless People Counted In Oahu Survey Drops 11% Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Number Of Homeless People Counted In Oahu Survey Drops 11%

Oahu’s homeless population includes 55 adults who said they are on the Hawaiian Homelands waitlist, the survey found.

This Honolulu Architect Admitted To Bribery. But He Still Has His License Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

This Honolulu Architect Admitted To Bribery. But He Still Has His License

Despite pleading guilty to a job-related felony, William Wong was able to renew his license for another two years.

Some Military Families Still Don’t Trust Their Water. The Navy Says It’s Safe Courtesy: Navy/2022

Some Military Families Still Don’t Trust Their Water. The Navy Says It’s Safe

Meanwhile, new contamination maps released by the health department raise new and troubling questions.

Ex-Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy Will Face A Jury In The Fall Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Ex-Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy Will Face A Jury In The Fall

A trial that was scheduled for June has been pushed to at least October after the judge granted a continuance.

Navy Inspectors Found Problems With Hawaii Fuel Operations Before Contamination Crisis Naval Supply Systems Command/2019

Navy Inspectors Found Problems With Hawaii Fuel Operations Before Contamination Crisis

U.S. Navy fuel operations in and around Pearl Harbor were found out of compliance with environmental protection rules in 2019. 

Plan To Permanently Close Red Hill Is Due In November, DOH Orders Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Plan To Permanently Close Red Hill Is Due In November, DOH Orders

It’s been a year since a major leak at the Red Hill fuel facility, and the fuel is still sitting in tanks 100 feet above a major drinking water source.

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2018

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns

The councilwoman hasn’t disclosed that she is getting paid by a candidate who would benefit from her legislation. 

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds

Seventeen people were hospitalized, children experienced seizures and pets died, federal health officials found.