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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

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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September 22, 2019

Autumn is Here! Malika Explains the September Equinox

At 9:50 p.m. the sun crosses the celestial equator (which is Earth’s equator projected into space) as its path across the sky (the ecliptic) appears to move farther south. On this day, the Sun...
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August 30, 2019

Piha 30: Celebrating 30 years of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi at Pāʻia Elementary

Speakers, speeches, and live entertainment by Nā Haumāna o Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Maui, Kamakakēhau Fernandez , Kamaka Camarillo, Kawika Aliinoa...
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August 12, 2019

Viewing Tips for Peak of Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

The Perseid meteor shower is upon us. It is  the most famous and active meteor shower of the year with up to 80 meteors an hour leaving long trails across the sky. Best viewing...
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July 01, 2019

Malika Gets Ready for Hurricane Season: Supply List, Recommendations & More

Here are some useful handouts, resources and preparedness information worksheets. To access information on what should be in your “Grab-n-Go” binder, a pantry prepper calculator to help estimate how much food you should have in your survival...
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June 16, 2019

Malika Interviews Awkwafina, Maui Film Festival Shining Star Recipient

The 2019 Maui Film Festival kicked off last night in Wailea.  There are a host of honorees, screenings and special events happening from June 12-16, 2019....
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