Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

Christina Jedra is a journalist for Civil Beat focused on investigative and in-depth reporting. Her work holds the government accountable for how it spends your tax dollars and makes decisions that affect the lives of Hawaii residents.

She is also Civil Beat’s lead reporter covering the water contamination crisis caused by operations at the Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility. Her reporting on this topic has been recognized by the Best of the West journalism contest and earned an Emmy Award, Edward R. Murrow Award and a first-place Institute for Nonprofit News “INNY” Award for investigative reporting.

Previously, Christina was an investigative reporter for the Delaware News Journal. Her investigative stories there 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 You can follow her on Twitter @ChristinaJedra.