Reporter, Wake Up 2Day
Jai Cunningham loves to cover stories that have an impact on people.
One of the most dramatic stories he ever reported was his own – sharing the struggle of overcoming domestic violence as a young boy.
His experience, along with tragic news of a friend being killed by her husband, prompted an on-air pledge to shave his head every time a woman or child died of domestic violence abuse.
“Many stories we cover are personal for us,” he says. “It’s certainly the case for me when it comes to domestic violence. I watched my mom escape from an abusive relationship with my father, abuse that even reached his children.”
Jai shaved his head six times during the year-long pledge.
The proud University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate has been with KHON2 since 1992, when he started as a sports reporter. “I figured getting paid to watch sports was a no-brainer for a career choice,” he says.
In his free time, Jai loves to CrossFit, run and swim.