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.

Who — Or What — Is To Blame For The Death Of Sheldon Haleck? Submitted

Who — Or What — Is To Blame For The Death Of Sheldon Haleck?

Haleck was killed in 2015 after a scuffle with Honolulu police officers. A lawsuit filed against three officers is now going to trial.

Gun Group Sues FBI For Records On State Fingerprint Program Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Gun Group Sues FBI For Records On State Fingerprint Program

The Hawaii Firearms Coalition says it’s trying to find out why the state is retaining registered gun owners’ fingerprints.

Hundreds Of Potential Jurors Screened On Opening Day Of Kealoha Trial Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hundreds Of Potential Jurors Screened On Opening Day Of Kealoha Trial

The prosecution and defense will now work to narrow the list of potential jurors to 12, which could take up to 10 days.

Cops, Prosecutors Want Gov To Veto Seized Property Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cops, Prosecutors Want Gov To Veto Seized Property Bill

The reform measure changes whose property can be seized and where the proceeds from its sales will go.

New Magistrate Judge Selected For District Of Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Magistrate Judge Selected For District Of Hawaii

The new magistrate judge will begin his term on May 8.

Former US Army Official Pleads Guilty In Conspiracy Case U.S. Army

Former US Army Official Pleads Guilty In Conspiracy Case

The former range operations manager is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for procurement information while working at Schofield Barracks.