Walter Makaula

Walter Makaula

Walter Makaula is the co-anchor for CBS4 News This Morning, which airs Monday – Friday 5am – 7am. He began with the station in January 2014.

Makaula came to CBS4 from Fox 5 News in San Diego, California, where he has anchored all of the stations evening newscasts.

He reported live from the “American Idol” red carpet for viewers across the country and co-anchored finale specials from 2009-2013.

He has also reported on a wide range of breaking news stories, including those involving local politics, the search for missing children, drug smuggling and a local drone controversy.

He was one of the first reporters on the scene when an F/A-18 fighter jet crashed into two homes, and his reports were subsequently carried live to viewers across the country.

A native of Hawaii, Makaula previously anchored weeknight newscasts at NBC affiliate KHNL in Honolulu, and co-anchored the station’s weekday late-evening newscast.

Prior to KHNL, he worked as a general assignment reporter at KGMB, the CBS affiliate in Honolulu. His ongoing feature “Job Swap” — which found him switching jobs with everyday workers — won an Emmy for Best News Feature for a segment in which he worked as a high-rise window washer for a day.

Makaula also won the Crime Stoppers International Media Award for his KHNL news series “Hawaii’s Most Wanted.” His reports led to the apprehension of 12 fugitives.

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‘Selma’ Actor Talks MLK Legacy In South Florida

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All-Star Tribute To Stevie Wonder On CBS

Stevie Wonder is the guest of honor Monday night at an All-Star Grammy Salute: “Songs In The Key Of Life.”

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Army Vet, Victim Of Hit & Run Visited By Life Savers

An Army reservist recovering from a head injury and a shattered leg by a hit and run driver got a surprise visit in the hospital by the emergency personnel who helped save him.

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Apps That Offer To Pay May Cost You Your Privacy

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Dozens Of Gay Couples Marry In Fort Lauderdale Mass Ceremony

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Teen Arrested For Impersonating Deputy In Full Uniform

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Belichick “Shocked” To Learn About Deflated Footballs

Add underinflated footballs to the list of incidents giving Bill Belichick a reputation for guile and playing above the rules.

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