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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“Role Model” Students Rewarded With Day At Jungle Island

Hundreds of students from Miami-Dade County Public Elementary Schools are getting a special Christmas reward at Jungle Island Friday.

12/12/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 16: A tray of mails are seen at the United States Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center on December 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

One-Week Until Post Office’s Busiest Day Of The Year

Once you’ve finished putting stamps on the holiday cards, and taping gift boxes shut—it’s up to the United States Post Office to deliver.

12/08/2014

The line has started to build in one Little Havana neighborhood to receive a voucher for a free holiday meal. (Source: CBS4)

Little Havana Streets Packed For CAMACOL Food Giveaway

Thousands lined the streets in Little Havana for the annual holiday gift basket giveaway sponsored by CAMACOL.

12/03/2014

Examples of unsafe toys are shown during a press conference at the US Public Interest Group as they release the 29th annual Trouble in Toyland report about dangerous or toxic toys in Washington, DC, December 1, 2014. The report reveals the results of laboratory testing on toys for toxic chemicals, including lead, chromium and phthalates, as well as examples of toys that pose chocking hazards, extremely loud toys that can lead to hearing loss and powerful toy magnets which can cause serious injury if swallowed. (AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s Some “Trouble In Toyland” Report Shows

A safety organization has released a report warning shoppers to check and double check the toys on their holiday shopping list.

12/01/2014

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Feds Warn Shoppers About Holiday Scams

As the holiday shopping season ramps up, federal investigators want consumers to be aware of potential scams leading into the holidays.

11/25/2014

Former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning announced he is hosting new "Grooves" this winter. (Source: http://zoswintergroove.com/)

How Zo Got His Groove Back

Miami Heat Lifer Alonzo Mourning is getting his “Groove” on again, but this time with a twist.

11/24/2014

Charlie Crist Concedes  (Source: CBS4)

Crist Thanks Supporters – “It’s Time To Work Together”

After a hotly contested race, Charlie Crist conceded defeat to Governor Rick Scott in a brief speech to supporters in a nearly empty ballroom in a St. Petersburg resort shortly before midnight.

11/05/2014

A 3D printed knee.  (Source: CBS4)

3D Printing Technology Being Used For Customized Knee Transplants

For people with knee injuries or significant knee pain, finding relief is often difficult. New technology could soon get patients moving again.

10/23/2014

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.

10/20/2014

American Football  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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

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