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Yoohyun Jung reports on criminal justice and public safety for Honolulu Civil Beat. She specializes in investigative and watchdog reporting.
Before joining Civil Beat, she worked across media platforms in the United States and South Korea. Most recently, Jung worked as a radio writer for Korea Broadcasting System’s English division in Seoul, Korea. Prior to that, she worked in various roles, including data specialist, education reporter and public safety reporter, at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.
Jung has won numerous state and regional awards and fellowships for her investigative and enterprise work, including from the Arizona Newspapers Association, Arizona Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she was one of five fellows selected for an investigative fellowship at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, through which she completed a year-long investigation on a rapidly expanding international school network.
A graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, Jung started her reporting career as a Eugene C. Pulliam fellow on the Page One team of the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. She is also an alumna of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a training program for young journalists of color.
News tips are always appreciated. You can follow Yoohyun on Twitter @yoohyun_jung. You can also reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone at 808-220-3431.
Anthony Williams ripped off homeowners in several states, prosecutors say. In Hawaii, some of his marks then enticed new victims in their Filipino community.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s comments contradict the CDC and the experience of correctional facilities across the country where coronavirus is spreading rapidly.
The question for already-beleaguered media outlets nationwide is when steps such as furloughs and reduced work schedules can be lifted.
The Supreme Court is considering the proposed releases to avoid a coronavirus outbreak in correctional facilities.
Under orders from the Supreme Court, the attorney general is spearheading a meeting to develop an evaluation process.
The state says that, despite overcrowding, there will be room to isolate sick inmates.
The calls are stretching the department’s ability to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
One prosecutor — Justin Kollar of Kauai — has signed on to a national initiative to release some low level offenders not considered a threat to the community.
The Hawaii Supreme Court granted the former deputy prosecutor’s request to step down as she awaits sentencing.
The Legislature has proposed creating a new group to help tackle violent crimes but exempting it from the Sunshine Law.
In a series of sentencing memos filed Friday, prosecutors are seeking the harshest sentences for the Kealohas and their co-conspirators.
He filed his paperwork back in December but withheld his announcement until now.