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.

Red Hill Leak: Actually, There Is Security Camera Footage, Navy Says Joint Task Force Red Hill/2022

Red Hill Leak: Actually, There Is Security Camera Footage, Navy Says

The Navy said it is reviewing the camera footage and plans to release it to the public.

Blangiardi Wants To Make Acting DPP Director Permanent Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Blangiardi Wants To Make Acting DPP Director Permanent

The mayor said the acting director is ready to tackle the challenge of improving DPP.

Navy Doesn’t Know When — Or How — Latest Red Hill Leak Started Commander Navy Region Hawaii/2022

Navy Doesn’t Know When — Or How — Latest Red Hill Leak Started

The health department is calling on the Navy to disclose more information about how the leak happened.

Former Hawaii Union Leader Convicted Of Rigging Vote, Embezzlement Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Former Hawaii Union Leader Convicted Of Rigging Vote, Embezzlement

A jury found Local 1260’s former business manager and his wife guilty of all charges.

Concerns Over Leadership At St. Louis School Prompt Resignations, Investigation HNN/2017

Concerns Over Leadership At St. Louis School Prompt Resignations, Investigation

Board members said they’ve taken steps to improve the situation, but not before a slew of departures. 

Another 100 Plaintiffs Join Red Hill Lawsuit Against The Navy David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Another 100 Plaintiffs Join Red Hill Lawsuit Against The Navy

The growing lawsuit is at the beginning stages of what appears to be a long legal battle.

Hundreds Of Red Hill Families Still Sick A Year Later, Survey Finds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hundreds Of Red Hill Families Still Sick A Year Later, Survey Finds

Impacted families are asking the Navy for help with their medical care.