Brigette Namata says news is in her blood.
Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she never wanted to be a doctor or a ballerina. Instead, she dreamed of being a reporter. “Weird, huh?”
As a general assignment reporter and fill-in producer/anchor in eastern Pennsylvania, she covered everything from crystal meth lab busts to heartfelt human interest stories.
Brigette says one of her most memorable pieces was about a woman who devoted her time to creating children’s burial gowns, or angel gowns, for parents who couldn’t otherwise afford to bury their child. The practice stemmed from the woman’s own experience giving birth to a stillborn child. “Her dedication was really inspiring,” Brigette says. “She wasn’t doing it for attention.”
The Marymount University graduate started her career in production, working behind the scenes for Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and National Geographic. She’s now happy to call Hawaii her home.
“It’s a beautiful place to live and the people are kind. What’s not to like about this place?” she says.
Brigette has been taking advantage of Hawaii’s outdoors, practicing yoga, boogie boarding, and hiking.
But to be honest, on her days off, you’ll most likely find her sleeping. “I’m the queen of naps.”