Tésia was born on Aug. 25, in Wailuku, Maui and graduated from Kamehameha Schools. Tésia’s interest for broadcasting developed through her love for Hawaii’s young talent as she hosted OC16’s Brown Bags to Stardom. A published author, business owner and product developer has prepared her for her professional career in journalism and broadcasting. She is now an anchor and reporter for KITV4 Island News.
Her self-help and personal-development book, Upgrading Your Future, published in 2014 utilizes real stories to inspire others despite any adversities; challenging each individual to look within themselves and create new doors of opportunities. From telling her story to telling the stories of others, her involvement and commitment to the community has given her the opportunity to give back as she encourages others to do the same.