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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