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.

US Air Force Sergeant Convicted In Beating Of Daughter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US Air Force Sergeant Convicted In Beating Of Daughter

Caleb Humphrey, stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, was found guilty in a court martial of aggravated assault and child endangerment.

Lawmakers Want More Transparency About Prosecutors’ Charging Decisions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Want More Transparency About Prosecutors’ Charging Decisions

Hawaii’s four county prosecutors worry a proposed bill requires them to provide extra data about defendants without providing their offices any extra funding.

Hawaii Police Shootings Review Board Finally Releases Its First Decision

Hawaii Police Shootings Review Board Finally Releases Its First Decision

The case involved the shooting death of Justin Waiki, who was being pursued in connection with the murder of a Big Island police officer.

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100

She was a key witness against her granddaughter and former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha during their recent public corruption trial.

Will There Be A New Oahu Jail? The Legislature Has Varying Answers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will There Be A New Oahu Jail? The Legislature Has Varying Answers

The Oahu Community Correctional Center continues to present a dilemma for lawmakers.

Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training

An overhaul of the training program is competing with many other priorities.

SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer

Tiffany Enriquez, shot to death on Jan. 19 while responding to a call in the Diamond Head area, was honored by law enforcement, family and friends Thursday.

Homeless Man Forced To Lick Urinal By Police Files Civil Lawsuit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Homeless Man Forced To Lick Urinal By Police Files Civil Lawsuit

Two officers pleaded guilty in the case last year and are now being sued.

Prosecutor Candidates Promise To Restore Trust, Change Culture Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prosecutor Candidates Promise To Restore Trust, Change Culture

Policy-wise, the five candidates didn’t always agree, but they all agreed that public trust needed to be regained.

Hawaii Innocence Project To Host Prosecutor Candidate Debate

Hawaii Innocence Project To Host Prosecutor Candidate Debate

Five candidates are expected to participate in the Tuesday debate.

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death Department of Public Safety Corrections Division

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that guards at Kulani Correctional Facility failed to render aid to a dying inmate and that it only came to light when another inmate came forward.

Guns Found At Home Where Two Cops Were Killed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Guns Found At Home Where Two Cops Were Killed

They were not registered to any of the residents of the home, police say.