Mika Miyashima is excited to begin her on air career with KITV Island News. She joined KITV from ABC7 News in Los Angeles, where she worked as a News Assistant helping to produce the traffic reports and overall show production.
Mika was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Sandy, Utah, where she was a multi-sport athlete and violinist. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Hawaii and interned with the KITV sports team covering basketball and football games. Immediately following graduation, she served as an Assistant Producer for TMZ Sports in Los Angeles, where she found her passion in sharing stories with the community.
Mika is a member of the Asian American Journalist Association. She comes from a family of talented performers; her mother was a professional ballerina who traveled nationwide and her father is a professional actor. They both served as her inspiration in pursuing a career in broadcasting.
In her spare time, Mika enjoys staying active outdoors and has a passion for travel and adventure. Mika has explored at least twenty different countries, including service trips to Peru and India to work with children and the critically ill. These experiences taught her the importance of giving back, and that even the smallest gestures can move mountains.
As the oldest sister of three, Mika enjoys spending her time with her relatives here on the Island and back home in Utah. When not working, you can catch her hiking or relaxing on the beach.
“I like that this job allows me to provide an avenue for the people of Hawaii to have a voice in their community.” said Mika.