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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

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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June 15, 2019

Malika Interviews Olivia Wilde, Maui Film Fest Lights! Camera! Passion! Award 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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June 15, 2019

Malika Interviews Maya Erskine, Maui Film Festival Rising 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.  Click here for the complete lineup. In addition to star-studded ceremonies, the schedule is packed with screenings of life-affirming films, inspiring filmmakers, and fabulous events that will highlight the culture, food, and beauty of Maui.  Individual tickets and passes for the festival are on sale now at www.mauifilmfestival.com.
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June 14, 2019

Malika Interviews Joe Manganiello, Maui Film Festival Shooting 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.  Click here for the complete lineup.
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June 14, 2019

Malika Interviews Gina Rodriguez, Navigator Award 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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June 12, 2019

Malika Interviews Paul Rudd, Maui Film Festival Nova Award Recipient

The 2019 Maui Film Festival kicked off tonight in Wailea.  There are a host of honorees, screenings and special events happening from June 12-16, 2019.  Click here for the complete lineup. In addition to star-studded ceremonies...
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May 20, 2019

Conservation Leadership Program Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono, a service-learning program designed to help develop Maui’s next generation...
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May 13, 2019

Cast No Shadow! Lāhainā Noon Dates

Lāhainā Noon is upon us. It's that time of year where at local noon, any upright object, will have no shadow. This phenomenon only occurs in the tropics because...
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April 26, 2019

Video: Maui Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Maui Nowʻs Malika Dudley caught up with the Maui Family YMCA Health and Wellness Director. View video above...
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