Jolina Okazaki

Jolina Okazaki is the Sunrise anchor NewsWest 9. She started as a multimedia journalist in 2016 before being promoted to the desk in 2018. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications in Electronic Media. Jolina anchored and reported for Texas State University's weekly newscast, Bobcat Update. She was awarded a Texas Intercollegiate Press Association for a Television News Feature Story. Jolina has a passion for storytelling. She has covered stories from criminal trials, to the Supreme Court ruling on women's clinics focusing in West Texas, to the 2016 Orlando shooting. Jolina also loves covering stories that touch the hearts of people such as a Midland family adopting a boy from Hungary, honoring military veterans and families who lost their homes due to fires or natural disasters. Before coming to NewsWest 9, Jolina spent her time interning at NBC-affiliate WOAI News 4 and Fox 29 in San Antonio. She worked under Investigations and Specials Projects with the News 4 Troubleshooters for ten months. Jolina assisted the team by writing weekly segments, research and went out in the field for both investigative stories and general assignments. She also did hidden-camera undercover investigations from catching recalled vehicles sold at car dealerships to exposing mattress salesman selling old mattresses as new. Jolina was raised as an Air Force brat. She grew up overseas and lived in places from the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, England and Japan. She calls San Antonio, Texas her home. If she's not working, she's either trying out a new restaurant, doing photography, or painting.

Recent Articles by Jolina

  The Stars at Night: Camping out of this world

The Stars at Night: How an ordinance keeps the dark skies of west Texas dark and the stars bright

Local chef tests out tearless onions

DPS responding to major accident on I-20

Beyond the Bow: Odessa family creates prayer wall for Christmas blessings

You can win a free NewsWest 9 coffee tumbler

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic on I-20 westbound lane at standstill

Massage therapy business offers free services for veterans

Odessa police investigating major crash on 42nd

Amazon jungle survivor, author visits Midland

Midland County 4H kicks off the 4H year

Local ketamine clinic sees high success rate in ketamine treatment

Texas follows with federal lawsuit next week to end DACA program

Midland Memorial uses surgical robot to perform weight loss surgery

Local company converts shipping containers into small homes

2 dead following 2-vehicle accident on Business I-20 in Midland Co.

12 Keys Music Lessons hosts guitar student showcase

Doctors suggest ways to get your kids back to their school sleep cycle

Ways you can prevent getting robocalls

Robert Fabian trial rescheduled for 2019