Meet the Writers
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.
Tom Hasslinger is a journalist who lives in Kailua-Kona. Prior to joining Big Island Now, he worked as the managing editor for West Hawaii Today and deputy editor for The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai. He\'s worked for over 15 years as a reporter for the Oahu-based Civil Beat news outlet, as well as in Coeur d\'Alene, Idaho and Douglas Wyoming.
Tiffany DeMasters is a reporter for Big Island Now. Tiffany worked as the cops and courts reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2017 to 2019. She also contributed stories to Ke Ola Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat.
Nathan Christophel has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, starting out as a reporter and working his way up to become a copy editor and page designer, most recently at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in Hilo.
Megan Moseley is a full-time journalist for Pacific Media Group. Her experience ranges from long and short-form reporting to print, digital, radio and television news coverage. In Hawaiʻi, she's worked for local media outlets and has covered a wide range of topics including local and state politics, environmental affairs, Native Hawaiian issues, travel, tourism and education. She covers the West for Restaurant Hospitality. She's a 2010 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Magazine Journalism and specializations in Geology and History. She's currently working on her master's degree from New York University and Ohio University and is focused on conflict resolution and peace practices in indigenous cultures in the Pacific. Megan can be reached at [email protected].
Kehaulani Cerizo was born and raised on Maui and worked for nearly 15 years as a news reporter, copy editor and features editor at daily newspapers. She earned awards at The Maui News in Wailuku and at Today’s Local News in San Diego.
Kaylois Henry is a freelance writer based in Switzerland. For more than 30 years she has been a communications professional working for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, the British Broadcasting Service in the United Kingdom and WLRN NPR affiliate in Miami, Florida. She has also worked in media development and journalism training in conflict zones and internally displaced persons camps in Ethiopia and South Sudan. More recently, she has overseen content and stories for several international groups including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Population Fund and Internews media development charity.
JD is a multimedia journalist from Kula, HI. He is currently earning his degree in journalism at Texas Christian University.
Gaylord Paul Garcia
Gaylord Paul Garcia is the digital production manager at Pacific Media Group, the parent company of Maui Now.
Gary Kubota, an associate writer with MauiNow.com, has worked as a staff news writer with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and The Maui News. He lives on Maui. He’s also been an editor/business manager with the Lahaina News. He’s received national and regional journalism awards — a National Press Club Citation of Merit and Walter Cronkite Best In The West, among them.
Cammy Clark works for Maui Now as a news reporter. She has more than 30 years of journalism experience, previously working for the Miami Herald as the Florida Keys Bureau chief and sports writer, the Washington Post, St. Petersburg Times, United Press International, the Orange County Register and WRC-TV/George Michael Sports Machine. She grew up in New Hampshire and studied print journalism at American University in Washington, D.C., where she was the sports editor for the college newspaper, The Eagle.
Andy Gross is an experienced journalist who has worked many places both abroad and in Hawaiʻi. He says he has never lost his curiosity, compassion or empathy for the people, the world and the conditions that surround him.
Abby Owens is a freelance reporter for Maui Now. She is Editor-and-Chief at Mouth of the River, the school newspaper at Oyster River High School in Durham, NH. Owens was a recent recipient of the Yale Book Award.