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

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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May 10, 2018

Massive Tsunami: Truth or Fiction? Our Expert Weighs In

A viral video has been circulating the internet claiming a tsunami of biblical proportions is possible. We spoke to tsunami expert, Dr. Dudley to filter out truth from fiction and assess what the actual risk is.
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April 24, 2018

How to Prepare for a Tsunami, Nature’s Warning Signs

This portion of the interview discusses the common "natural warning signs" of tsunamis, what to do if a tsunami alert is issued or you think a local tsunami may have been generated, how to prepare for tsunamis and surprising facts...
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April 24, 2018

April 24, 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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April 20, 2018

Scientists Warn Plastic Could Soon Out-Weigh Fish in the Ocean

Meteorologist Malika Dudley interviews Marine Biologist Lauren Blickley about plastics and how they are affecting our oceans and marine life. She also gives tips on what to you can do to help.
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