Christina Jedra is a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat. She covers local government in the City and County of Honolulu and public policy issues on Oahu including housing and homelessness. Previously, Christina was investigative reporter for The (Delaware) News Journal and DelawareOnline.com. Her investigation into a little-known Wilmington City Council fund revealed that the former council president used his position to direct over $600,000 in public money to nonprofits he founded. At least $15,000 of those funds went directly in his pocket. Changes to the law, a state audit and criminal charges followed..
Through hundreds of public records requests and dogged reporting, she's broken many other stories including... - Delaware's largest behavioral health provider was falsifying patient records to conceal inadequate, and sometimes nonexistent, treatment in a prison addiction treatment program, according to former employees and clients. - A construction training program funded by the Delaware Department of Labor misclassified workers and benefitted from unpaid work. - People accused of loitering and panhandling in Wilmington sometimes get no-contact orders that banish them from the entire city, a practice that experts say is ineffective and potentially unconstitutional.
Before that, she worked at The Baltimore Sun in an internship honoring Mary J. Corey, the first woman to lead the Sun newsroom. For the Sun, she profiled half of the 45 victims of Baltimore's deadliest month as part of an award-winning multimedia project.