Lindsey Fukano started out her career back in 2009, after she graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in TV and Radio Broadcasting from San Francisco State University.
Lindsey started out her career back in 2009, after she graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in TV and Radio Broadcasting from San Francisco State University. Shortly after she was hired at NBC for Wyoming, as the Fremont County Bureau Chief Reporter. She was responsible for covering the entire western half of the state, as a solo one-man-band reporter. She covered the 2010 Fremont County floods, declared a disaster area by the president, a train derailment into a town's water supply, and the president's initiative to add more patrols to the Wind River Indian Reservation. During her time at NBC for Wyoming, Lindsey won an award for 2011 Best Reporter by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters.
In 2011, Lindsey was hired as the morning anchor/overnight producer for KEPR/KIMA Action News, in the Tri-Cities/Yakima area of Washington state. As the producer and main anchor for the two-hour long morning newscast, she was also responsible for making sure any breaking news was in her shows. During both of her years at KEPR/KIMA, Lindsey's shows received Emmy nominations for 2012 & 2013 Best Morning Newscast; also the first time the Action News morning show had been nominated for the award.
From there, Lindsey travelled back to California, to Bakersfield, where she became the debut anchor for Kern County's only local weekend morning newscast on 23ABC KERO. While anchoring weekends, she also reported during the week, and after a short time was promoted to anchoring weekdays. There she won the 2015 Associated Press Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Spot News. One of her newscasts about mudslides, that engulfed over 100 cars on a local highway, won the award.
Being half-Japanese, Lindsey is heavily influenced by both Asian and Island Culture, and cannot wait to begin her new adventure in the beautiful islands of Hawaii! She will be the new co-anchor of Good Morning Hawaii with Maleko McDonnell, weekdays from 5-7am on KITV.