Mackenzie Stasko is the morning reporter for Good Morning Hawai'i.

She joined the KITV4 Island News team in June 2016 and is beyond excited to call the Aloha State her new home!

Before moving to Honolulu, Mackenzie was a multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor/producer at WICU & WSEE in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Mackenzie is Cleveland-native and loyal Cleveland sports fan (even the Browns!). She graduated from the University of Akron with two Bachelor's Degrees; one in Broadcast Journalism and the other in Public Relations. She also minored in American Politics. During college, she worked at the student newspaper, was a member of the student-run TV station and interned at WEWS NewsChannel 5 in Cleveland.

While in Hawai'i, Mackenzie has extensively covered natural disasters, including the historic Kilauea Volcano eruption on the Big Island. Mackenzie reported on the ground and in the air as lava destroyed hundreds of homes and wiped out thousands of acres of land in Lower Puna.

In addition to covering one of the world's most active volcanoes, Mackenzie traveled to Puerto Rico to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and what Hawai'i can learn from it. Locally, Mackenzie has traveled across the state to provide extensive LIVE reports on Hurricane Lane, Hurricane Hector, Tropical Storm Olivia and Tropical Storm Darby. She also had the incredible opportunity to interview USS Arizona Survivors to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

When Mackenzie's not waking up at 2 A.M. to get ready for Good Morning Hawai'i, you can find her outdoors, hiking one of O'ahu's epic trails, swimming in the ocean or practicing yoga. 

Have a story idea? Email Mackenzie at mstasko@kitv.com.