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Travis Quezon

Journalist

Travis Quezon is the former executive editor of the Hawaii Independent. He worked for the Honolulu Weekly from 2005 to 2008 as a staff writer, editor-at-large, managing editor, and interim editor. Mr. Quezon won a Pai Award from the Hawaii Publishers Association in 2008 for enterprise reporting in a story on Hawaii’s houseless community. Mr. Quezon got his start in journalism as an English major-turned-nighttime-copy-editor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s student newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii, ultimately serving as editor-in-chief in 2004. Mr. Quezon also worked as a communications specialist for Maui Representative Mele Carroll. Mr. Quezon is also a poet, plays bass guitar, and trains in the Filipino martial art of escrima. Mr. Quezon happens to be a co-alumnus with the current President of the United States.

Blog: Abercrombie intends to veto food safety bill
More moving scenes from ‘Speaking in Silence’
Mary Babcock and Kate Werner perform at the Hawaii State Capitol on Saturday, June 18. Photo by Travis Quezon
Blog: Meditations with Ernesto Pujol at the Honolulu Academy of Arts
Ernesto Pujol pauses during a day-long performance at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Photo by Travis Quezon
Bill barring gender identity, expression discrimination in the workplace heads to governor
Hawaii residents gather at the State Capitol for Honolulu's National Equality March in 2009. Courtesy Photo
Hawaii anti-human trafficking bills headed to conference
The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery and supporters gathered at the State Capitol on Opening Day in January to demand adequate anti-trafficking laws in Hawaii. Photo by Travis Quezon
Peculiar tides at Kahala Beach Park
Civil unions bill moves past Senate into House hands
Above: Signs in support of civil unions for Hawaii ready to be picked up by supporters. Below: Democratic Sen. Mike Gabbard. Bottom: Republican Sen. Sam Slom, left, and Democratic Sen. Les Ihara, right. Courtesy photo above, Gallery photos by Rachel Ballard
With chairmanships and leadership assigned, how did the House dissidents make out?
House members sit with their guests of honor on Opening Day this week. Photos by Rachel Ballard
Coalition fights to keep Waikiki developer Kyo-Ya from bending the rules
Above: The porte cochere at the historic Moana Surfrider hotel in Waikiki. Below: An illustration showing how variances requested for a project by Kyo-Ya Hotels and Resorts would encroach on the beach.
Photo by Joel Bradshaw
Obama: First family has a calm, rainy Christmas weekend in Hawaii
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet service men and women, along with their families, during Christmas dinner in the mess at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, December 25, 2010.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza