Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

Christina Jedra reports on the City and County of Honolulu and other Oahu issues for Civil Beat.

Previously, she 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, state-funded workplace fraud in a construction training program, deadly prison healthcare failures and more.

Her investigative stories sparked criminal investigations and penalties and prompted legislative and policy changes. She has been 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 Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. She learned the ropes under the guidance of Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, John McNamara and Gerald Fischman, editors who were killed in a June 28, 2018 shooting that also took the life of sales assistant Rebecca Smith.

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, anonymous tips, and advice on places to eat on Oahu at cjedra@civilbeat.org. You can follow her on Twitter @ChristinaJedra.

Honolulu Council Approves Crackdown On Vacation Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Approves Crackdown On Vacation Rentals

UPDATED: Under the measure expected to be signed by the mayor, property owners who rent out entire houses outside of resort zones could face major fines.

Nation’s Mayors To Talk Policy In Honolulu This Month Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nation’s Mayors To Talk Policy In Honolulu This Month

It’s the first time in more than 50 years Honolulu has hosted the national gathering.

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless

Each of the nine council districts will receive an equal share of the money to fund projects in their own communities.

‘Deep Sanitization’: Homeless People Removed From Hilo Park

‘Deep Sanitization’: Homeless People Removed From Hilo Park

Hawaii Island Parks and Recreation workers said they are cleaning up Mo’oheau Park.