Meteorologist Malika Dudley

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Meteorologist Malika Dudley

Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011.

She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Maui Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Maui Now’s news and entertainment sections.

In her free time, the former Miss Hawaii is a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger. Malika lives in Wailuku with her husband, Kaimi Judd, and their two children, Jackson and Waipuna.

Articles by Malika Dudley

October 05, 2018

Local Celebrities Rally Around Bullied Maui Boy to Raise Awareness

Comedian Pashyn Santos, Na Hoku Hanahano award winners Kimié and Anuhea, Grammy winner Kalani Pe'a...
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October 03, 2018

Maui Boy Stands Up to Bullying With Message of Aloha

Our Malika Dudley interviewed a young boy who has experienced bullying here on Maui. His story is not unique, as more than 1 in 5 children experience being bullied each year, but at just six years old Lawaia Uwekoolani is wise beyond his years. The first...
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August 01, 2018

Maui Goat Yoga: Play With Goats While Doing Yoga!

Goat Yoga is a fitness trend sweeping the nation since 2016. Maui Goat Yoga offers daily yoga classes with 360-degree views of Haleakala and
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July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 Weather Forecast

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. **Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and... Read more »
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July 20, 2018

Kīlauea: Scientists Explain What’s Happening Beneath the Sea Surface

Mahalo to Paradise Helicopters for the amazing doors off overflight of the eruption zone. We captured images of the ocean entry which were used in this piece. The older video is from an education resource and research done by oceanographer
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July 06, 2018

Puna Lava Series: This House Was More Than Just a Home

From the air, we could not pinpoint the exact location of her childhood home. The place she was born and raised, where her mother lived alone...
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June 26, 2018

“Totally Numb, Even More in Shock” – Lava Victims Survey Their Property

Puna, where she first heard the words I love you, where little Luola’s baby luau was, where her piko floated out to sea. “Are we confirming that everything is basically gone except that small patch?” “Yeah. 90% gone.”
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June 12, 2018

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Overflight; Update on Kīlauea Eruption

We are with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters about to take an overflight of the East Rift Zone with a couple residents who believe their homes have been lost to the lava. Today we survey their properties for closure and peace of mind, but we start with an update on the status of the Kilauea eruption.
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May 21, 2018

Meteorologist Malika Dudley, Sister Emily Clearwater Interview With BBC World News

Maui Now Meteorologist, and Hilo native, Malika Dudley was interviewed on BBC World News this evening. She answers questions about the current concerns for residents on the Big Island, including the laze hazard. Her sister, Emily (Dudley) Clearwater...
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May 13, 2018

Moms Rally to Support Displaced Midwife in Leilani Estates

A few days ago, some moms on the Big Island contacted Hawaii Now requesting an interview with Roxanne Estes. She was evacuated from Leilani Estates and her home, along with her Maternity Care Home "Luana Gardens", were surrounded...
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