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Catherine Cruz

Host, The Conversation

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawaiʻi since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. Contact her at