Malika Dudley's Profile

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Aloha! I was born and raised in Papa'ikou on the Hamakua Coast on the island of Hawaii. I'm a proud graduate of Hilo High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

My "real" job involves a lot of science - I was a meteorologist for Hawaii's #1 news station Hawaii News Now for several years. In 2012, I was expecting my first child and said goodbye to my TV position when I was 20 weeks pregnant with my son Jackson. We moved back to the Big Island for a couple years and eventually found ourselves on the island of Maui where I do freelance TV, video and digital work.

My real passion is my position as chief meteorologist for MauiNOW.com and BigIslandNOW.com. It's a privilege to help keep people safe and informed especially when severe weather hits... but I also LOVE using the other part of my brain that allows me to be creative! Plus, I…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 1
  • Joined November 20, 2011

Favorite materials

14k goldfill wire, sterling silver wire, found Hawaiian shells, found Hawaiian beach glass, semi precious stones, feathers, chain, sunrise shells, stone, coral, Polynesian roping, mother of pearl

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About

Aloha! I was born and raised in Papa'ikou on the Hamakua Coast on the island of Hawaii. I'm a proud graduate of Hilo High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

My "real" job involves a lot of science - I was a meteorologist for Hawaii's #1 news station Hawaii News Now for several years. In 2012, I was expecting my first child and said goodbye to my TV position when I was 20 weeks pregnant with my son Jackson. We moved back to the Big Island for a couple years and eventually found ourselves on the island of Maui where I do freelance TV, video and digital work.

My real passion is my position as chief meteorologist for MauiNOW.com and BigIslandNOW.com. It's a privilege to help keep people safe and informed especially when severe weather hits... but I also LOVE using the other part of my brain that allows me to be creative! Plus, I like to go to the beach, collect shells and surf in my free time - so my jewelry habit allows me to multi-task as well. That's a GREAT day of work :)

I lived part of my life abroad in France... Mom is from North Africa, Dad is from North Carolina. I'm the oldest of 4, over-achiever, klutzy, and self-proclaimed goofball. We speak French at home. Against our will when we were younger, but now we're so thankful mom made us! :) I used to be an elementary French teacher and nightclub bouncer. I enjoy substitute teaching when I can and doing stunt double work for movies/shows. Look out for me in "You May Not Kiss the Bride", I had the chance to double Katherine McPhee's character! It was so cool! :)

LOVE the outdoors, especially the water! My passion is working with kids, playing in the ocean, and singing. A surfer girl at heart, I'm super excited and happy to call my small business, Surfer Girl Jewelry.

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