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Allison Schaefers is the Waikiki bureau chief at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Based in Waikiki, Schaefers covers Hawaii tourism and Waikiki topics for the state's largest newspaper. But she’s just as likely to rush out to cover the breaking news story of the day or pursue an investigation.


She joined the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in 2003. Earlier, Schaefers was a staff writer for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla., in the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach bureau. Schaefers also has served as news editor for the Camden County Tribune. She has worked alongside the White House Press Corps during President Barack Obama’s many Hawaii visits. Her byline has appeared in HILuxury Magazine, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.


Schaefers has been honored three times in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)’s national business-writing contest. She has journalistic awards from the Best of the West regional contest and more than 20 state awards from Georgia and Hawaii.


She reported abroad during several fellowship programs, including the Foreign Press Center’s Japan Fellowship Program; the Jefferson Fellowship Program at the University of Hawaii’s East West Center; and the United Nations Development Program.
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