‘Search Hawaii’ wins regional Emmy

Mike Lofaro, left, and Kainoa Horcajo, hosts of KHON2's "Search Hawai'i: Where Food Meets Culture"

The KHON2-sponsored program “Search Hawaii: Where Food Meets Culture,” came out a winner Saturday after being awarded a regional Emmy in San Francisco, California.

It won in the lifestyle program category for an episode featuring the island of Kauai. An episode featuring Oahu was also nominated.

“Search Hawaii” received two Emmy nominations total in the San Francisco/Northern California region that includes Honolulu, Hawaii.

The show’s executive producer Yvonne Biegel accepted the award Saturday. She co-produces the show with KHON2 News anchor Kathy Muneno.

The show follows Maui chef Mike Lofaro and cultural expert Kainoa Horcajo on their journey to create a meal based on the Hawaiian moon calendar.

KHON2 was also nominated in the category for Overall Excellence/News Excellence.

"Search Hawaii" executive producer Yvonne Biegel holding regional Emmy (Photo courtesy Yvonne Biegel)
“Search Hawaii” executive producer Yvonne Biegel holding regional Emmy (Photo courtesy Yvonne Biegel)
Photo courtesy Yvonne Biegel
Photo courtesy Yvonne Biegel

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