Ellie Nakamoto-White

Multi Media Journalist

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Ellie Nakamoto-White joins the KAPP/KVEW news team after completing her bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in August 2020.

Throughout her college career, she held internships with KPNX 12 News, KGMB Hawaii News Now, and the Arizona Republic, to name a few. She was also an evening anchor and borderlands reporter for the university’s television program that aired nightly on Arizona PBS.
Raised in Portland, Oregon, Ellie is excited to start her professional career back in the PNW as a multimedia journalist and share the stories of the Tri-Cities.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her two-year-old schnoodle named Joey. She is also a huge foodie, and is always looking for great places to eat!


'I will kill all of you:' Grandview SD to reopen after violent Snapchat threat

White House planning to make vaccine available to 28M children with FDA approval

Richland owner facing hundreds of dollars in repairs after Tuesday burglary

'COVID-19 is a killer:' 94-95% of workers complied with mandate, says WSP

Over 95% of Kadlec employees complied with vaccine mandate, officials say

"His life was pure love:" Local mother turns to music for Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness Month

'I want to be treated like a person:' Fred Meyer employees file to unionize

KSD urges parents to watch out for viral destructive TikTok challenge

Pasco city officials 'excited' over more development, urban growth opportunities

KPD searching for suspects who damaged multiple cars at Walmart

Ellensburg teen arrested in Hawaii for allegedly selling drugs that killed one man

Pasco SD to hold procession Saturday honoring slain bus driver

WA Special Olympics to receive donation from Pasco RV dealership

UPDATE: Remember the 'Little Library' in Pasco? It's here to stay

Local, statewide, and national communities honor fallen Pasco bus driver

There's a new sheriff in town; Tom Croskrey officially sworn in

Kadlec shines light on Breast Cancer Awareness Month with flag tradition

Washington's utility bill moratorium ends — what this means for you

Roasters Coffee officially undergoes transition to Black Rock Coffee Bar

Chukar Cherries claims Amazon banned them with "no explanation"

WMC to 'discipline' practitioners offering COVID misinformation treatments

New Amazon warehouses have residents worried about traffic

Richland woman says bedbug-infested couch came from local store

Local livestock, horses, could be 'very sick' if Ivermectin shortage hits

Doctors may 'have to ration' ICU beds as case rates hit highest total in pandemic

'This was my dream': Kennewick family's coffee trailer totaled overnight

'Kind, positive, and friendly with a big smile:' Mabton teen remembered at car wash fundraiser

Friends and teachers of senior Jenoah Farias say he always looked at the brighter side of things in life and encouraged others to do the same

State entities could 'take action' against doctors prescribing Ivermectin

Washington Medical Commission officials say they're already seeing complaints on this issue

Kennewick doctor allegedly offering Ivermectin for COVID-19 despite FDA warnings

The drug, which is commonly used to treat parasite-infested livestock, will not help you fight COVID-19

Tri-Citian receives possible Costco membership revocation letter over masks

Kennewick Costco staff did not confirm if the letter is legitimate and referred KAPP/KVEW to their legal counsel for answers

Kennewick HS celebrates makeover right before start of new school year

"Kind-Hearted" community member slain in string of shootings, arsons

New details include the identities of two victims and a statement from the IBEW Local 112 on the arson/shooting spree.

Anti-mandate freedom rally met with counterprotesters in Richland

Hundreds lined the streets outside of the Richland School District's administrative building Tuesday night

Kennewick jail offers 'Soups for Shots' program aimed at vaccinating inmates

Local marathoner aims to 'Shine the Light' on human trafficking