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!


Help uncover Tri-Cities history at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig site

Kennewick law firm promotes child mask-exemption form, says compliant with DOH

The form costs $100 per child and the firm says if it's rejected, you'll get a full refund

Roasters Coffee employees allegedly fired for shutting stand down to clean black mold

Kennewick police searching for suspects allegedly involved in burglary, stolen vehicle

Resource center helps people struggling with substances pave road to recovery

Some of the services offered include behavioral health, drug or alcohol screening, and walk-in DUI and deferred prosecution assessments

Tri-Cities now among the highest COVID case rates in WA state, West Coast

The Delta variant now accounts for 50% of the COVID cases in both Benton and Franklin counties

Is the PNW really facing a jet fuel shortage during wildfire season?

The short answer is no. However, officials say it's a good idea to stay aware of your surroundings in the hot summer months

Benton County Strong rally informs voters on local GOP candidates

The event featured speakers all endorsed by the Benton County Republican Party

4th annual Rise and Shine Car Show kicks off in Columbia Park

Over 100 cars from the region came to Kennewick to take part in what organizers call "a family-filled, fun blessing."

ALL ABOARD! The Dreamland Express train in Columbia Park is open and ready for riders

City-Wide Overlay Project begins, expected to be completed in late August

Umatilla County officials prepare as wildfires burn in an 'unprecedented' season

Starting July 10, the forest will enter a Phase C restriction, meaning that all public use activities will be prohibited for the foreseeable future.

BFT, county officials discussing potential tax revenue cuts to support mental health

Commissioners are requesting voters stop paying 0.1% in sales taxes and instead pay 0.1% in taxes to help run the health facility

Businesses receive over $14 million in grants from WSDA to aid in recovery

WSDA partnered with the state Department of Commerce to give money to over 800 businesses

Kennewick police find fentanyl-contaminated foil, warns public of potential dangers

Officials say if you see something, call police immediately who will then properly dispose of everything

Level 3 evacuation order issued for Cle Elum residents due to wildfire

Kennewick police want to remind drivers to stay sober during the holidays

Boat sober or get pulled over — Operation Dry Water launches this weekend

If you're caught operating a boat under the influence, you'll be arrested and given a $2,050 dollar ticket.

Oxford House hosts 5th annual fireworks fundraiser in Pasco

100% of the proceeds raised from the fireworks will go toward helping people struggling with drugs or alcohol abuse in the Tri-Cities.

Local Richland hotel offers discounted rooms during the heatwave

Hotel rooms are up to 30% off and you also receive access to air conditioning and a swimming pool.

BPA says 'don't panic' as TC hits record high for amount of energy transferred

In case of a rolling blackout, BPA officials say to keep calm and follow your utility company's guidelines.

Richland School District, City of West Richland partner to open cooling centers

Waste Management asks residents to place carts out early to keep workers safe

DermaHealth offers free skin cancer screenings to the public

Plants, popsicles, and sunshine, oh my! Young entrepreneurs open pop-up shop

All of the proceeds raised at each of the pop-up events will go toward helping fight human trafficking in the Tri-Cities area.

Red Cross officials give safety tips to beat the heat

The Pacific Northwest is set to experience high heat with triple-digit temps.

Kennewick officer's personal car vandalized with slur aimed at police

A KPD officer's personal car was targeted Wednesday night with a hateful message aimed toward police.

Benton-Franklin Fair offers discounted carnival ride wristbands for today only

Northwest nuclear plant refueled and back online, officials say

Yakima County Sheriff's Office recovers Renton man's body in Bumping Lake

Annual fishing tournament benefits Washington children's hospitals

Governor Inslee visits Tri-Cities, says focus is on "saving lives"

Vendors in the Village, 3 Eyed Fish raise money to support grieving family

Here's what you should know before buying fireworks for the Fourth of July

'Give Business a Shot in the Arm': Gift cards given as vaccine incentive