Jayna Omaye

Jayna OmayeJayna Omaye joined HONOLULU Magazine as a staff writer after working as a newspaper reporter in Hawai‘i and Orlando. Born and raised on O‘ahu, she earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, both in journalism. Jayna grew up writing and dancing hula, and spent most of her adult life traveling and exploring the Mainland and abroad. She is happy to be home working as a journalist. 

 

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HONOLULU Staff Favorites: Spooky and Scary Movies and TV Shows to Stream Online

A handful of our staff’s Halloween favorites, just in time for Friday the 13th.
2019.09.13 07:00 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Festa Italiana in Honolulu

Eat, drink and immerse yourself in Italian culture at Festa Italiana, the only event of its kind in Hawai‘i, on Sept. 28.
2019.09.01 03:06 PM

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best Food and Drink on O‘ahu

45 editorial and reader picks for the tastiest food and beverage in town.
2019.08.30 02:35 PM

[Photos] Hawai‘i's Endangered Nēnē

A trip to Hilo to visit the Shipman family, who has hosted and cared for the endangered nēnē for 101 years, yielded hundreds of photos and unearthed dozens of historic archives.
2019.08.28 12:00 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Okinawan Festival in Honolulu

Spend your Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, stuffing your face while soaking in Okinawan culture.
2019.08.26 10:00 AM

10 Things You May Not Know About the Endangered Nēnē

Get to know our state bird with these fun facts and a timeline that tracks the endangered goose's road to recovery.
2019.08.21 03:00 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Aloha Festivals on O‘ahu

Say aloha to one of the biggest Hawaiian cultural celebrations starting on Saturday, Aug. 31.
2019.08.17 07:00 AM

Meet the Guardians of the Nēnē Who Are Helping to Save Hawai‘i’s Endangered Bird

On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered nēnē, playing a key role in bringing our state bird back from the brink of extinction.
2019.08.16 04:43 PM

The 11 Best Events on O‘ahu in August

​Cap off the end of summer with two ethnic festivals, a new production of an oldie but goodie and a bunch of local journalists poking fun at news in the Islands.
2019.08.01 04:18 PM

Inside HONOLULU: A Wild Goose Chase

Hatching a plan isn’t always easy.
2019.07.30 05:09 PM

How Hawai‘i’s Endangered ‘Alalā is Slowly Making a Comeback

Ongoing efforts to save Hawai‘i’s last remaining crow seem promising, but officials warn that it’s still a long road ahead.
2019.07.22 03:51 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Prince Lot Hula Festival

This year marks the 3rd year in the festival’s 41-year run that it will be held at historic ‘Iolani Palace. Here’s your guide to what to expect, where to park and more.
2019.07.14 07:00 AM
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