Sherry Bracken

Reporter, Moderator and Radio Show Host

Sherry Bracken reports news for Hawaii Public Radio from the Big Island and is also with New West Broadcasting. She hosts the weekly interview program “Island Conversations with Sherry Bracken,” which airs Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on KWXX (101.5 Kona, 94.7 Hilo) and at 7 a.m. on B93/B97 (93.1 Kona, 97.1 Hilo). The program rebroadcasts each Friday on KPUA 670 am in Hilo at 8:30 a.m. Island Conversations with Sherry Bracken is also available for online listening or downloading or subscribing as a podcast at

Sherry Bracken moved from San Francisco to the Big Island in 1994. She formerly was with Mahalo Broadcasting, hosting the weekly interview program Island Issues for 15 years and hosting the Community Corner event updates. She also continues working with Big Island Video News.

Sherry is a member of the Hawai’i Island Women’s Hall of Fame and has been recognized for her work by the Hawai’i State Senate, Governor Neil Abercrombie, and Kona Rotary Mauka. In 2017 she was named the State of Hawai’i Small Business Advocate for Media & Journalism.

Prior to moving to Hawai’i, Sherry worked for the Bell System (South Central Bell, Pacific Bell, AT&T), and then did sales and marketing consulting with The Kappa Group.


May 23, 2019
2019 Hawaii County Budget Forum
April 10, 2019
West Hawaii Legislative Update
October 3, 2018
Decision 2018: Constitutional Amendment Forum Oct 3rd
September 20, 2018
Constitutional Convention Forum
July 10, 2018
Candidates Forum July 3rd & July 10th