Lindsey Fukano is an Emmy Award-Winning anchor and producer; catch her weekdays at noon on Island News Midday.
Lindsey produces and anchors Island News Midday-Hawaii’s Only Midday Newscast.
Lindsey started her journey at KITV4 in 2017 as morning anchor and reporter. That same year, she won an Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow for a show she solo-anchored and solo-produced. Lindsey has a passion for delivering news stories that impact our beautiful community of Hawaii. She noticed that the Aloha State was lacking the informative news coverage between the morning and evening newscasts, and applied her drive in a new way. With 10 years of anchoring, producing and reporting experience, she launched KITV4’s Midday Update, a two-minute news segment she produced and anchored, which aired at 11:30am.
In 2018, Lindsey’s Midday Update expanded into a half-hour newscast with KITV4’s Weather Forecaster Tesia Worley, and transformed into Island News Midday. Later that year, after positive feedback from the community, Island News Midday moved to the noon timeslot. Throughout the year, Island News Midday was the first to break major news stories such as the Kilauea eruption, Hi-EMA resignations following the Missile Alert FCC Investigation, and the DLNR helicopter crash at Sacred Falls.
Lindsey is honored to serve our community of Hawaii through her passion—delivering stories that matter, in both the mornings and at midday. She works hard putting together an entire newscast every day, loves what she does, and loves living in Hawaii. Bringing the news to our viewers is not just a job to her— it’s both her lifelong passion and calling.
Lindsey started in the news industry in 2009, after graduating with a Master’s Degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting from San Francisco State University. She has anchored, reported, and produced at TV stations in California, Washington State, and Wyoming. In addition to the Emmy and Edward R. Murrow, she also won an Associated Press Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Spot News, and an award for Best Reporter by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters. Of all the places she’s worked, Lindsey feels the most at home here in Hawaii. Being half-Japanese, Lindsey is heavily influenced by both Asian and Island Culture, and loves being a part of the Aloha State community.