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!


Judge dismisses Hanford, PNNL lawsuit aiming to stop COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Sixth annual HeART of Healing fundraiser supports grieving Tri-Cities children

Black Rock Coffee Bar kicks off fundraiser aimed at benefitting Tri-Cities schools

New book vending machine at Pasco elementary school aims to promote reading

“Terrifying and frustrating:’ Richland family sees effects of nationwide baby formula shortage

‘You’re not alone:’ Tri-Cities experts discuss Mental Health Awareness Month

‘Lost a family member:’ Musicians mourn beloved Kennewick bassist murdered in suspected revenge killing

Washington officials ‘concerned’ about possible spread of bird flu in the state

Columbia Basin College to level up its athletic teams with new esports league this fall

‘End of an era:’ Thunderbird Motel lot officially signed over to the City of Pasco

Tri-Cities 4th annual purple asparagus fundraiser benefitting Alzheimer’s research begins

Pasco PD: Teen in custody after alleged discovery of “hit list” targeting fellow students

Dozens of Pasco students at Virgie Robinson Elementary receive clothes during annual drive

Pasco residents to vote on upcoming aquatic center proposal, sales tax increase

‘We were a family:’ Hermiston leaders honored for efforts following the Shearer’s Foods explosion

‘I was shocked:’ Police warn to stay vigilant as vehicle thefts in Tri-Cities increase

Pasco officials urge drivers to install preventative safety measures as car thefts rise

‘Without the sellers, there is no Etsy:’ Thousands strike after transaction fees rise

‘A recipe for significant challenges:’ Kennewick officials give burn safety tips following Saturday fire

‘I was in denial:’ Mother of three has gas stolen directly from car while working night shift in Pasco

‘Vital to our community:’ Ben Franklin Transit board to discuss reducing sales tax collection in Tri-Cities

‘It gives them a voice:’ Tri-Cities project aims to destigmatize conversations during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

‘They prey on fight or flight:’ Impersonation scams on the rise in Tri-Cities, says HAPO

Miscommunication with furniture store leaves disabled West Richland senior out thousands of dollars

Deputies, SWAT arrest Pasco resident for ‘recklessly firing’ guns early Sunday morning

One arrested after suspected drunk driving leads to rollover crash in Prosser

Saturday morning fire in Finley causes ‘total loss’ to structure, says Benton County Fire District

Kennewick PD: One dead after vehicle collision Friday afternoon

Two taken to hospital in DUI-related collision in Kennewick early Saturday morning

‘Every dollar counts:’ BCSO creates ‘Autism Awareness’ patch fundraiser

It’s BAAAck! Tri-Cities 17th annual Send A Friend A Goat campaign kicks off

Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies find, shoot, and kill cougar citing ‘safety concerns’

Meet pickleball: WA’s official sport is a mix of tennis, ping pong, and badminton

‘Everything is gone:’ Military family of seven loses belongings in Kennewick storage unit fire

Let’s taco ’bout the sixth annual crawl coming to downtown Pasco!

City of Pasco to host community discussion for the future of the downtown area