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Veteran award-winning journalist Dave Segal has more than 50 years experience in the industry, including more than two decades at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and its predecessor, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He currently serves as assistant city editor and night editor, but also doubles as a business writer after having been business editor of the Star-Bulletin and assistant business editor of both the Star-Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin. His business specialties are banking/finance and the economy, but he previously spent 15 years covering the airlines.


Segal came to Honolulu in 1998 from Tokyo where he spent three years with Pacific Stars and Stripes, with his last position there as news editor. Prior to that he was business news editor of the Alameda Newspaper Group, whose flagship paper is the Oakland Tribune; and was assistant sports editor, assistant features editor and assistant business editor at The Sacramento Union. While in Sacramento, Segal wrote a twice-weekly TV/radio column and covered the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants, including three World Series; as well as college football, college basketball and pro tennis.


Segal graduated from San Diego State University after receiving a Sigma Delta Chi journalism scholarship. He is an avid tennis player, swimmer and sports enthusiast. Segal is married with one daughter and one stepson.
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