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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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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

Qualecia James, 21, was killed during what police said was a drive-by shooting in Miami Gardens. She was 7-months pregnant at the time. (Source: Miami Gardens Police Department)

Police: Man In Custody Confesses To Shooting Pregnant Woman

A man allegedly confessed to the shooting death of a 21-year old pregnant woman in Miami Gardens and he was already in custody for unrelated charges, police said Wednesday.

07/02/2014

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73-Year Old Woman Jumps Off Plane For Charity

A 73-year old woman jumped off a plane Friday in order to raise money for charity and it was also her birthday.

06/20/2014

Facebook Fit Miami (Source: CBS4)

Facebook Hosts Boot Camp Style Seminar For Small Businesses

Facebook gained a bunch of new “Likes” in Downtown Miami Thursday with a boot camp-style event set up with the goal of helping small businesses achieve success.

06/19/2014

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