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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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Source: CBS4

Ft. Lauderdale High School Students Recognized For Film-Making Skills

Students enrolled in the Film and Television Production Class at University School in Fort Lauderdale are being recognized for their film-making skills.

04/07/2014

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Extra Police Being Deployed For Ultra Music Weekend

The constant thumping of bass will be felt again across downtown Miami as electronic music lovers converge on the area in just about two weeks.

03/11/2014

The families of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis joined a group of several hundred demonstrators, headed by civil rights activist Al Sharpton, in a protest rally on the streets of Tallahassee against the "stand your ground" law which they said gives someone a license to get away with murder.  (Source: CBS)

Trayvon Martin’s Parents To Address Legislators On “Stand Your Ground” Law

The parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis are scheduled to testify Monday before a legislative committee considering changes to the state’s so-called “stand your ground” law.

03/10/2014

March 7. 2014: Students held a rally to protest violence in Venezuela.  Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Congressman Mario Diaz Balart were among the speakers. (Source: Walter Makaula, CBS4)

South Florida Political Leaders Attend FIU Venezuela Rally

Students at Florida International University rallied for peace in Venezuela Friday with the help of a few members of Congress.

CBS4–03/07/2014

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Charges Ahead As Consumer Reports’ Top Car

Tesla Motors has been electrifying the automobile industry for several years and on Tuesday was rewarded by Consumer Reports which named the Model S the best overall vehicle.

CBS Miami–02/25/2014

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Jailhouse Calls Reveal Emotional Side To Loud Music Killer

Phone calls made by the man who shot and killed a Florida teenager after an argument over loud music show that Michael Dunn got extremely emotional in the days following his arrest for the murder of Jordan Davis.

CBS Miami–02/18/2014

Addicted To Tech (Source: CBS4)

Addicted To Tech

Smart phones, tablets, laptops – with so much technology at our fingertips it’s sometimes difficult to set it aside. Some of your family or friends may seem even addicted to tech.

02/17/2014

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Nazi Concentration Camp Tour Guide Educates Local Students

A man traveled thousands of miles to South Florida to tell a very important story and educate young people about the Holocaust.

02/07/2014

Archaeologist works on prehistoric site in Downtown Miami on Feb. 4, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Fight To Preserve Prehistoric Village Unearthed in Downtown Miami

A multi-million dollar construction project in Downtown Miami could be coming to a screeching halt because of what archaeologists believe is evidence of an extensive Native American village buried beneath the area.

02/04/2014

The Exceptional Development Corporation had its van stolen in January 2014.  (Source: CBS4)

Burglary at Special Needs School Forces Temporary Closure

Employees at a special needs school in Liberty City returned to work Tuesday, January 21st to find their school had been burglarized. Computers were stolen and one of the schools two vans was missing from the parking lot.

01/31/2014

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