Civil Beat Staff

Yoohyun Jung

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 yjung@civilbeat.org or on the phone at 808-220-3431.

Police Shootings Board Still Unsure On Public Disclosure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Shootings Board Still Unsure On Public Disclosure

The board went into a closed-door session to talk about how open to be with its reports.

Hawaii Prisons Director: Staff Shortages Are Driving Up OT Costs Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prisons Director: Staff Shortages Are Driving Up OT Costs

Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda also says the final report on the Maui jail riot isn’t quite finished yet.

Hawaii’s Only Federal Halfway House Is Closing, Putting More Offenders Behind Bars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Only Federal Halfway House Is Closing, Putting More Offenders Behind Bars

The city of Honolulu bought the building as a new home for the Sand Island Treatment Center.

New Police Standards Board Is Putting Itself On Hold Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Police Standards Board Is Putting Itself On Hold

The board voted to ask the Legislature for more time, money and staff, a request lawmakers have already turned down.

Former Honolulu Prosecutor Wants Court To Decide If He Can Run Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Honolulu Prosecutor Wants Court To Decide If He Can Run Again

Under the city charter, Peter Carlisle has been out of the prosecutor’s office too long to qualify for the ballot.

Katherine Kealoha Will Have To Wait On Motion For A New Trial Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Will Have To Wait On Motion For A New Trial

A federal judge says he’ll wait to make a decision on whether the recent conviction of a former deputy prosecutor should be set aside.

Tough Laws, Cultural Differences Give Hawaii A Low Rate Of Gun Violence AP

Tough Laws, Cultural Differences Give Hawaii A Low Rate Of Gun Violence

A recently passed “red flag law” is expected to help keep Hawaii’s per capita rates of gun deaths one of the lowest in the country.

Who Is Earle Partington And What’s He Doing In The Kealoha Case? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Who Is Earle Partington And What’s He Doing In The Kealoha Case?

The longtime Honolulu attorney reveals his colorful — some say questionable — legal style and substance in an interview with Civil Beat.

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go

Gary Singh has no conflict despite a news report suggesting he did, a federal judge ruled

New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases

The next trial is now set for January and the next one for May, pushing back the cases by several months.

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas

Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators.

Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai

The Kauai County prosecutor is betting a new policy for some traffic violations will help ease his overcrowded jail.