HMAUS Town Hall – Fact or Fake?

May 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Krauss Hall 12 University of Hawaii
2500 Dole St
Honolulu, HI 96822
Eugene Villaluz

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Join us for The HMAUS Town Hall 2017, presenting a panel discussion about the search for real news in 2017.

We’ve invited four Hawaii journalists to share their thoughts about the challenges journalists face in a world of political upheaval and global conflict. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts.

Event Venue

The HMAUS Town Hall will be held in Krauss 12 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Parking fee is $6. View and download this visitor parking map showing parking locations.


Jared Kuroiwa portrait

Jared Kuroiwa’s professional experiences run the gamut in technology. For the past 15 years, he’s worked primarily in the broadcast industry leading the digital presence of organizations. His current position at KHON2 is in digital content development and distribution.

Jared also plays with government data sets, writing code to pull available data into databases and building APIs and websites from them. He believes these projects help with developing a more transparent government. He characterizes these projects as works in progress.



Chad Blair portrait

Chad Blair has been a writer, editor, and teacher in Honolulu for more than 25 years. His job as reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat is to cover Hawaii, especially how political and policy decisions impact people and communities.

Chad has worked as a journalist for Pacific Business News, Hawaii Public Radio and Honolulu Weekly. He has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Community College, Hawaii Pacific University and Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Chad earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from UH Manoa. His dissertation, “Democracy in Hawaii: Class, Race and Gender in Local Politics” (1996), was published as “Money, Color and Sex in Hawaii Politics” (Mutual Publishing; 1998).
Follow Chad on Twitter at @chadblairCB.



Catherine Toth Fox portrait

Born and raised on O‘ahu, Catherine Toth Fox has been chronicling her adventures in her blog, The Cat Dish (, for nearly a decade. She worked as a newspaper reporter in Hawai‘i for 10 years and has freelanced for national and local print and online publications. She is now the food editor at HONOLULU Magazine.

She earned her master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1999, focusing on magazine writing and publishing. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, graduating with distinction in 1996. Catherine currently lives Honolulu with her husband, son and three dogs.



Angela Keen portrait

Angela Keen is the Physician Relations Officer and Director of Public Relations at the Honolulu Shriners Hospital. Angela is a former TV news personality in Hawaii with more than 15 years specializing as a medical news reporter. She spent nearly 5 years at Straub Clinic & Hospital/Hawaii Pacific Health as the manager of physician services/physician relations. She was responsible for recruiting and hiring their employed physicians for Straub and Hawaii Pacific Health. During her time at Straub, she was an advocate and communicator for 250 employed physicians in addition to her physician relations work in the community. 

During her time as a tv news anchor and news reporter, she received numerous awards for her advocacy in health care. She accepted two commendations from the governor of the state of Hawaii for her advocacy in health care. She is one of 51 Americans who received national recognition from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Above and Beyond award in 2009 once again for her advocacy in health care. It is one of the highest honors a civilian can receive. 

She was an early adopter of social media. She got her start in news media on a radio station at the age of 17 (1986). The station’s news director was let go and Angela became one of the youngest news directors in the Midwest on radio at that time.

Angela serves on the board of directors for the Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii, she is also on the board of the Friends of the Moiliili Library and mentors to teens in the local community. In her spare time, she is a wedding officiant and works with her husband on wedding photography.

The HMAUS Town Hall 2017 is free and open to the public. Registration is requested to reserve a seat.

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