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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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A photograph taken in London on Wednesday July 2, 2014, to mark Britain's Prince George's first birthday, shows Prince William (R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) with Prince George during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.        (Photo credit JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Royal Family Confirms Second Baby & Due Date

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their second child is on the way and announced when the new royal baby will arrive.

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Fla. Bill Protects Student Athletes From Concussions

Long gone are the days of “shaking it off” and playing through a sports injury. As more and more concussions are being diagnosed in high school sports, many more athletes are sitting on the sidelines. This is in large part due to both a new law and more coaches and trainers being trained on the condition.

10/09/2014

CBS4 Morning News Co-anchor Walter Makaula goes horseback riding in Davie. (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Morning Team’s Favorite Places: Bar-B-Ranch

Where is your favorite place in South Florida? This week, the CBS4 Morning Team is taking you to their favorite places.

09/24/2014

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Urban Outfitters Apologizes For Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters has found themselves caught in another clothing controversy in the form of a “vintage” Kent State sweatshirt.

09/15/2014

Sam's Club in Doral's Christmas display set up in August (Source: CBS4)

Big Retailers Filling Up Shelves With Holiday Gear In August

Kids just started school, daytime temperatures are still scorching hot, yet some stores have brought out the holiday merchandise for shoppers to peruse and, they hope, buy months ahead of Christmas time.

08/27/2014

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Brickell City Centre Quickly Changing Area’s Landscape

A development project being touted as a “destination experience” is going up quick at a well-known Miami neighborhood changing the area’s landscape.

08/26/2014

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Exploding Targets A Dangerous Combination For Some

Explosives being sold at local stores may lead to injury or death, and the FBI has issued a warning. They’re called exploding targets which basically are chemical-filled jars being used for more than target practice.

08/11/2014

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MDCPS Superintendent Unveils Plan For New School Year

Miami-Dade County school administrators packed an auditorium Friday to hear their leader address the coming school year challenges.

08/08/2014

CBS4’s Walter Makaula does it all as a groundskeeper for the day at the Vizcaya estate.  (Source: CBS4)

Job Swap: Vizcaya Estate Groundskeeper

The Vizcaya Estate and Gardens is one of South Florida’s most iconic and spectacular properties. It is both grand and breathtaking, but maintaining it isn’t easy.

07/14/2014

FBI Director James Comey spoke at the Miramar Cultural Center on Monday, July 7th.  (Source: CBS4)

FBI Director Stops By Miami Field Office

The head of the FBI is in South Florida this week talking about his concerns for securing the country in the future. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey spoke at the Miramar Cultural Center. While he wasn’t specific about the types of resources he’s beefing up here, he did say they were primarily “human resources.”

07/08/2014

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