About Heidi

Heidi Chang | Multimedia Journalist in HawaiiHeidi Chang 

Heidi Chang is an award-winning multimedia journalist who has reported on the news and culture  of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim for 26 years. Her work has been featured on many networks, shows and news outlets ranging from NPR to the Los Angeles Times and NBC News. Heidi contributes to radio, television, print and digital media.

National Public Radio
The Los Angeles Times
NBC News
Voice of America
American Public Media’s “Marketplace” 
American Public Media’s “Weekend America”
Public Radio’s “The World” 
Public Radio International’s “Living on Earth
The Environment Report

Heidi got her start in journalism as a television reporter, then later began working as a radio reporter, anchor and producer.

Heidi Chang interviews Kealii Reichel

Heidi Chang interviewing musician and kumu hula Keli’i Reichel for Public Radio International’s “The World.”


Along the way, Heidi has been honored with many awards and fellowships.

Her NPR stories on the soundtrack of the movie “The Descendants” and Hawaiian cultural icon Nona Beamer won national awards from the Asian American Journalists Association.

As an East-West Center fellow, Heidi traveled to China in 2003 and wrote a series of reports on her journey.

Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and digital media.

Reporter Heidi Chang and members of the news media met with the Dalai Lama in Hawaii| 2012 Photo © Eye of the Islands Photography

Reporter Heidi Chang and members of the media and community met with the Dalai Lama in Hawaii | 2012 Photo © Eye of the Islands Photography


Fun fact: Before working in news, Heidi got her start on the air hosting a jazz show in Honolulu, and other shows featuring rock, pop, rhythm and blues and Hawaiian music. Later she also hosted music shows at KBLX “The Quiet Storm” and KCSM Jazz 91 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Over the years, she has interviewed many talented artists, including the legendary jazz pianist Horace Silver.

The legendary jazz pianist Horace Silver with fellow jazz DJ’s Pete Fallico and Heidi Chang at Yoshi’s in Oakland, California in 1994.


One of her favorite assignments: The Monterey Jazz Festival. It’s not only a job, it’s a passion.

Heidi Chang takes you to the Monterey Jazz Festival, reporting for KCCN TV, Monterey in 1994.

Heidi has also worked on podcasts, and as an actor and voice talent, and has narrated documentaries.

If you’re interested in collaborating on a project with Heidi, please leave a message. You’re invited to follow her on Twitter or subscribe to her Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. 

Thank you for stopping by. Aloha.

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