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.

October 2019

Monday, October 21

Former Honolulu Police Chief Agrees To Plead Guilty To Bank Fraud

Sunday, October 20

Katherine Kealoha Signs Plea Deal With Prosecutors

Friday, October 18

Kealoha Plea Deal In The Works

Thursday, October 17

Honolulu Police Acquire More Military-Style Equipment

Tuesday, October 15

Louis Kealoha Files For Divorce From Katherine Kealoha

Wednesday, October 9

Judge Will Decide Kealohas’ Fate In Bank Fraud Trial

New Police Ethics Training Hopes To Stop ‘Misguided Loyalty’

Monday, October 7

Honolulu’s Property Crime Problem: ‘Tourists Make Great Victims’

September 2019

Monday, September 30

New Oahu Jail Project Is Stalling Out Over Lack Of Cash, Community Support

Tuesday, September 24

Kealohas Could Avoid Bank Fraud Trial If Plea Deal Reached

Monday, September 23

New Ideas For Transforming Hawaii’s Prisons

Thursday, September 19

Federal Judge Postpones Sentencing Of The Kealohas For Two Weeks

Tuesday, September 17

Feds Step Up Enforcement Of Illegal Gambling In Hawaii

Friday, September 13

Judge Says Puanas Should Get New Trial Against Katherine Kealoha

ACLU: Hawaii Needs Fewer People In Prison, More Treatment Programs

Thursday, September 12

Top Hawaii Sheriff Officials Lacked Basic Training For Decades

Tuesday, September 3

New Prison Oversight Commission Is Off To A Slow Start

Effort To Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Continues

August 2019

Thursday, August 22

Police Shootings Board Still Unsure On Public Disclosure

Tuesday, August 20

Hawaii Prisons Director: Staff Shortages Are Driving Up OT Costs

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

Wednesday, August 14

New Police Standards Board Is Putting Itself On Hold

Thursday, August 8

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

Wednesday, August 7

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

Monday, August 5

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

Friday, August 2

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go

July 2019

Tuesday, July 30

New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases

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

Monday, July 29

Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai

Thursday, July 18

Next Kealoha Trials May Get Pushed Back As New Attorney Gets Up To Speed

Tuesday, July 16

Behind The Verdict In The Kealoha Trial: An Interview With The Jury Foreman

Tuesday, July 9

City Sued In Crash That Killed Three Pedestrians After Police Pursuit

Family Asks Judge To Overturn Verdict That Cleared Cops In Man’s Death

Wednesday, July 3

Prosecutor’s Safe House For Abuse Victims To Close As Questions Swirl

June 2019

Friday, June 28

Katherine Kealoha Is Sent To Jail Until Sentencing

Thursday, June 27

Jury Convicts Kealohas And 2 HPD Officers Of Conspiracy

PODCAST: Closing Arguments In The Kealoha Trial

Wednesday, June 26

Kealoha Conspiracy Trial Is Now In The Hands Of The Jury

Tuesday, June 25

Kealoha Conspiracy Trial: ‘Power, Greed And Manipulation’

Podcast: Crime And Punishment In The Kealoha Trial

Monday, June 24

How To Attract Good Police Officers In The Face Of A Nationwide Shortage

Thursday, June 20

Hawaii Police Shooting Board Won’t Release Its Findings — At Least For Now

Podcast: The Kealohas’ ‘Disappointing’ Defense

Tuesday, June 18

Kealoha Corruption Trial Nears End As Defense Attorneys Wrap Up Their Cases

Monday, June 17

Kealoha Trial Resumes: Now You Can See What The Jury’s Been Looking At

Friday, June 14

Another Former Army Official Charged In Schofield Bribery Case

Breastfeeding Porn Lawsuit: ‘This Is A Pretty Wild Case’

Monday, June 10

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Kaneshiro Impeachment Case

Thursday, June 6

Jury: No Excessive Force In Sheldon Haleck’s Death

Wednesday, June 5

‘We Were The Best Of Friends’: Gerard Puana Testifies In Kealoha Trial

May 2019

Friday, May 31

Defense: ‘Excited Delirium,’ Not Excessive Force, Killed Sheldon Haleck

Wednesday, May 29

Can HPD’s New Training Program Reduce Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks?

Wednesday, May 22

Kealohas On Trial: Conspiracy Or Just A ‘Conspiracy Theory’?

Kealoha Trial Kicks Off With Opening Statements

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

Thursday, May 16

Gun Group Sues FBI For Records On State Fingerprint Program

Monday, May 13

Hundreds Of Potential Jurors Screened On Opening Day Of Kealoha Trial

Friday, May 10

Cops, Prosecutors Want Gov To Veto Seized Property Bill