Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.
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, freelance writer and mommy blogger. She is a certified CPR teacher and regularly volunteers her time teaching free CPR classes in our community. Follow her on Instagram for details on how to sign up. Malika lives in Pukalani with her husband, Kaimi Judd, and their two children, Jackson and Waipuna.