Emmy-nominated TV Host/Producer
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Storyteller, visionary, social influencer. TV personality, Tahitian dancer, dog lover & world traveler. Connect with Jobeth and discover more about Hawaii’s lifestyle host.
The Inside Scoops on Jobeth
Affable, compassionate and ambitious. This is how Jobeth’s family and friends would describe her. But of course, she is more than that…
Jobeth was born in Long Beach, CA but grew up in San Diego, where her dad was stationed with the US Navy. She is the youngest of 3.
Staying active has always been a part of her lifestyle. At the age of 8, Jobeth enrolled herself in Hula, Tahitian and Philippine Folk dance classes and quickly fell in love with the stage and entertaining crowds. Jobeth also played various sports growing up including basketball and softball and today, you will still see her performing and competing in Tahitian dance across many stages with her group, Ma’ohi Nui.
In 2011, Jobeth graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Communication and Public Relations. Shortly after, she began her journey in broadcast journalism — saying goodbye to the coast and hello to the Midwest.
After nearly 4 years in Nebraska, learning the ropes and climbing the ranks — fulfilling roles as producer, multimedia journalist (MMJ), reporter and anchor — Jobeth made a move to the Aloha state.
She joined the Hawaii News Now team in 2016 as a reporter and went on to cover monumental stories like former President Barack Obama’s final run in the White House and the homecoming of Hokule’a after its 3-year worldwide voyage.
In early 2018, Jobeth transitioned into the host/producer of HI Now (pronounced “Hawaii Now”) and helped launch a program that would revolutionize the way people viewed advertising.
In Jobeth’s eyes — this was a critical move to unleash her creative abilities and tell stories in a different light. After only one year on air, Jobeth and her team at HI Now were nominated for an Emmy in 2019.
And this is only the beginning….
So stay tuned, ride the wave and connect with Jobeth to learn more about Hawaii’s lifestyle host.