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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 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.

Articles by Malika Dudley

March 20, 2020

PPE Equipment Shortage Triggers Call for Community to Help

Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos shares her concern that healthcare workers and first responders will run out of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The Kahului pediatrician...
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March 19, 2020

Increased Demand at Maui Food Bank: How You Can Help

Our Malika Dudley interviewed Executive Director of the Maui Food Bank, Rich Yust, as increased demand for food grips our community. The organization is fully operational at this time and they are taking the necessary precautions of sanitation and social distancing. Currently, staff is working to gather product to create boxes of food that could... Read more »
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February 27, 2020

Everyday Tips to Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Illnesses

We are in the middle of flu season and with growing concerns over the spread of respiratory illnesses, here are a few things that you can do to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases with your own everyday actions.
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December 02, 2019

VIDEO: First Ever Seabury Hall-iday!

Seabury Hall announces its inaugural Seabury Hall-iday: Holiday Lights for Charity event on Friday, December 6th on the school’s Olinda campus. The ...
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November 15, 2019

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks in Hawai‘i

The Leonid meteor shower peaks Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18. Unfortunately, this year the moon rises at 10:45 p.m. and will be very close to the constellation Leo which will lead to poor visibility. Best viewing will be before the moon rises.
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October 18, 2019

VIDEO: Waiheʻe Elementary School Spreads the Aloha

Kamehameha Schools Maui senior, William Thompson, completed his senior project at Waiheʻe Elementary School by creating art with positive messages and painting them on the restroom stall doors. The idea was conceptualized...
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October 18, 2019

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks!

The Orionid meteor shower is upon us! It has been active since September 23 and goes until November 27th but the peak is coming up this ...
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October 15, 2019

Register for the Maui Family YMCA Youth Triathlon!

The Maui Family YMCA promotes active participation in the sports of swimming, biking, and running. It is our hope that this event will foster increased...
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October 11, 2019

Join the Monk Seal Count & Ridge to Reef Events

Please join NOAA Fisheries in our 2nd Annual Main Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Count event. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th, 2019, 9AM - 12PM, and we want your help!...
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October 09, 2019

INTERVIEW: Lei Nāhonoapi‘ilani – Songs of West Maui

In celebration of newly-released songbook, "Lei Nāhonoapiʻilani: Songs of West Maui," Maui's best entertainers, vocalists, musicians, kumu hula, and hālau...
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