Jessica Terrell is the podcast and multimedia editor at Honolulu Civil Beat.
Her 2015 series, “The Harbor,” about life in Hawaii’s largest homeless encampment, garnered a first place Online News Association award for small newsroom feature. The project also received an honorable mention from the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism.
Jessica joined Civil Beat in 2015, after reporting stints in California and New York. She is the lead reporter and host of Offshore, a narrative journalism podcast produced by Honolulu Civil Beat and distributed by Public Radio Exchange.
Born in Mexico, Jessica spent much of her childhood traveling around North America. When her family wasn’t building rafts, they were performing in circuses and busking on the streets as a family jazz band. Spending her early years wandering from town to town imbued her with a passion for discovery that she tries to translate into work as a journalist.