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!


Former students of Pasco High mourn loss of beloved teacher, vow to continue his legacy

New proposal sent to Gov. Inslee to reopen the Tri-Cities

KPD searches for suspect involved in altercation Friday night

KPD asks for help identifying two business burglary suspects

Endangered/missing child alert issued for Yakima County baby

Local teacher reacts to KSD's decision to return for hybrid learning

Kennewick PD: Teenager shot during armed robbery, suspects at large

Man arrested after domestic violence incident, Kennewick PD say

Two victims shot, one man dead after family shooting in Walla Walla

Foster children receive free birthday cakes thanks to new local initiative

Hundreds sign PAE petition for Pasco elementary students return to remote learning

Yakima PD say man attacked mother of his child, killed passenger in a wrong-way crash

Walla Walla police identify mail-theft suspects who targeted over 100 victims

'Challenging, unbearable and crazy': Community reactions to the end of 2020

WSU Tri-Cities engineers aspire to create cost-efficient ventilators

Hugging station reunites loved ones at a memory care facility

68 Costco employees test positive for COVID-19 in Yakima

Richland business launches 'Red E 2 Help' initiative that aims to give back

Solgen Power asks for community help for holiday donation drive

'A huge step': Locals react to Inslee's historic equity policy package

Tri-Citians host first-come, first-serve item giveaway for the holidays

'Still need hundreds more': Toys for Tots asks community for help

'Think about others': Local radio station asks for toy drive donations

'This can't last': Local businesses react to Inslee's restrictions extension