Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

Christina Jedra is a watchdog reporter on the City and County of Honolulu beat. She writes about how the city spends your tax dollars and makes decisions that affect the lives of everyone on Oahu.

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, 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.

Honolulu: You Need To Wear Masks Outside, Even With Your Own Family Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu: You Need To Wear Masks Outside, Even With Your Own Family

The little-known rule might be changing as soon as this week. But for now, you risk a citation if you’re gathering with household members without a mask.

Honolulu Secures Two Waikiki Properties For COVID-19 Isolation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Secures Two Waikiki Properties For COVID-19 Isolation

First responders and homeless people are among those who will benefit from the isolation facilities, city officials said.

Free COVID-19 Testing Available In Kakaako Starting Monday Andrea Brizzi

Free COVID-19 Testing Available In Kakaako Starting Monday

Underserved communities and first responders stand to benefit from the testing program, officials said.

Honolulu City Council: Young Legislative Staffers Run To Represent Kalihi Area

Honolulu City Council: Young Legislative Staffers Run To Represent Kalihi Area

The District 7 candidates’ backgrounds, résumés and values are similar.

Honolulu Council: Government Official Up Against Small Business Owner

Honolulu Council: Government Official Up Against Small Business Owner

In District 3, one candidate is touting her government and policy expertise. The other is promoting his business acumen.

Honolulu City Council: A Veteran Lawmaker Vs. A Comedian

Honolulu City Council: A Veteran Lawmaker Vs. A Comedian

The candidates running to replace Councilman Ron Menor in Honolulu’s District 9 have vastly different agendas and experience.

VIDEOS: Civil Beat Interviews With Keith Amemiya And Rick Blangiardi

VIDEOS: Civil Beat Interviews With Keith Amemiya And Rick Blangiardi

The Honolulu mayoral candidates participated in “Know Your Candidate” sessions with Civil Beat journalists.

Honolulu Police Chief: Case Closure Stats Are Not As Bad As They Look Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief: Case Closure Stats Are Not As Bad As They Look

HPD’s chief rejects FBI data that shows the department is failing to solve the vast majority of crimes but said she is taking steps to improve the clearance rate anyway.