Keoki Kerr to join HSTA staff

We are proud to announce that veteran reporter Keoki Kerr will join the HSTA staff as communications specialist. He will oversee media relations and communications with HSTA’s 13,500 members. His appointment is effective April 15.

A lifelong journalist who began working in radio while a junior in high school, his career spans 30 years in the news business. Since 2012, Kerr has been an investigative reporter at Hawaii News Now where he concentrates on government and politics. Prior to that, he served as a government reporter and fill-in anchor at KITV for 21 years. Kerr has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, earning 21 first-place awards in government, business, investigative and breaking news reporting in recent years. He also received a national award from the Associated Press TV and Radio Association for ongoing coverage.

Kerr is an accomplished vocalist and has performed in operas, musicals and revues at Hawaii Opera Theatre, Manoa Valley Theatre and the Army Community Theatre. For more than 15 years, he has served as a co-artistic director and performer in the Society of Professional Journalists’ political satire fundraiser, the Gridiron Show. Kerr also volunteers his time as a vocal coach at Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center. He writes and emcees programs for various educational, nonprofit and professional association fundraisers, awards ceremonies and other events.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Kerr received his bachelor of arts in government with a concentration in U.S. politics from Hamilton College in New York.

Please help us to welcome him on board.