about me 

Height: 6''0'   |   Eye Color: Black  |   Hair Color: Black  |   Accent: Hawaiian

Aloha! I am Palakiko Chandler and I am a reporter for KBYU 11News at Noon in Provo, UT.  I am also an assistant producer on The Matt Townsend Show on BYU Radio, Sirius XM 143. Previously, I was a reporter on Classical 89 Radio in Utah.  I will graduate college in August 2019 with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism.

I am from Kahalu‘u, Hawaii.    I am fluent in Hawaiian, Hawaiian Creole English, English, and I am competent in ASL.  I love to hike, cook, and hang with my friends.  I love my family.  


News Production

KBYU Eleven News   |   Winter 2017  |   MMJ

KBYU Eleven News  | Fall 2018  |   Assistant Producer

KBYU Eleven News   |   Winter 2018  |   MMJ


KHON2 |   Summer 2018  |   SPJ Intern

Radio Production

BYU Broadcasting   |   The Matt Townsend Show   |   2016 - Now |   Assistant Producer

Radio News

BYU Broadcasting   |   Classical 89   |   Summer 2017 |   Reporter

 Programs & Skills 

Adobe Premiere  |  2 years  |  Working Proficiency 

ENPS  |  2.5 years  |  Professional Proficiency 

Adobe Audition  |  2 years  |  Working Proficiency 

Videography and Lighting | 2 years  |  Working Proficiency 

Conferences and workshops

2017 Utah College Media Symposium 

professional associations 

The Broadcast Education Association |   Asian American Journalist Association

Awards and Honors

Eagle Scout (2012)

Stanford Chen Internship Grant (Summer 2018)

Deseret Media/ KSL Scholarship (Fall 2018- Full Tuition)