Robbie Dingeman named new editor of HONOLULU Magazine

Award-winning journalist to join Honolulu’s leading lifestyle publication.

Today, we're making our own headlines. HONOLULU Magazine has a new editor.

We've known Robbie Dingeman for years as one of Hawaii's most respected journalists. Those who know her personally will add that she is sharp, energetic, funny and dedicated. Next week, she officially joins the HONOLULU team and we could not be more excited.

Read more about Robbie in the news release sent out today by HONOLULU's parent company, aio.



HONOLULU – November 25, 2013 – HONOLULU Magazine, Hawaii’s top-selling, award-winning monthly magazine, has named Robbie Dingeman as editor. Dingeman, an award-winning journalist, will be responsible for the overall editorial direction of HONOLULU Magazine.

“Robbie has a proven track record as one of the top journalists in Hawaii,” said Alyson Helwagen, Publisher of HONOLULU Magazine. “Her deep roots in our community and passion for storytelling will prove invaluable as the leader of our brand’s editorial side.”  

A long-time Hawaii resident, Dingeman brings 25 years of experience in journalism. A seasoned communications and media professional, she spent 14 years as a news reporter and staff writer at The Honolulu Advertiser where she covered a wide variety of topics including government, health, business and tourism. In addition, Dingeman was the Hawaii stringer for Time Magazine, Los Angeles Bureau as well as a news reporter for KHON. During her time at KHON, she wrote, produced and reported in-depth daily news stories.   

“I grew up reading HONOLULU Magazine,” Dingeman said. “I am honored to become a part of this historic publication and join this talented team in telling the stories of our community.”

In her role, Dingeman will lead the editorial team to develop print and digital content as well as collaborate with the publication’s design director to guide the look and brand of the magazine.  In addition, Dingeman will serve as the magazine’s spokesperson and work closely with the publisher to generate special sections and projects aimed at captivating readers.

Her reporting has earned several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, American Cancer Society Communications, Cancer Information Service and the Carol Burnett Fund for Responsible Journalism. She has also co-authored two books; Honolulu Homicide and Honolulu CSI and served as editor of a third book, Honolulu Cop.

Dingeman is involved with organizations such as Family Promise, which provides assistance to homeless families and Junior League of Honolulu.

Dingeman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a minor in American Studies. She enjoys bootcamp fitness classes, writing humor, reading, cooking and traveling.

HONOLULU Magazine is one of a handful of publications produced by PacificBasin Communications, which is owned by aio, a family of companies specializing in media, technology, sports and food, and is dedicated to living and promoting the unique values of Hawaii, its culture and people.


About HONOLULU Magazine

HONOLULU Magazine has been serving the people of Hawaii since 1888 when King David Kalakaua commissioned the magazine under royal charter. It is the oldest magazine west of the Mississippi and the only paid-circulation city magazine in the state of Hawaii.

With a paid circulation of 35,000 copies each month and a statewide readership of more than 160,000 of Hawaii’s most savvy, affluent residents, HONOLULU Magazine is the "User's Guide To The City" and is the city’s most authoritative voice on everything from fashion to dining, education and healthcare. More information can be found online at