Journalist Tina Shelton joins JABSOM as director of public relations

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jun 27, 2007

HONOLULU - Award-winning newswoman Tina Shelton has been appointed Director of Public Relations for the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, starting next month.

"We‘re delighted that Tina will bring her outstanding abilities and knowledge to our UH Medical School," said Interim Dean Gary Ostrander. She will be in charge of internal and external communications, community outreach, and government relations for JABSOM.

Shelton has been a news reporter and anchor in Hawai‘i for 25 years, and is currently at KHON2. She is a graduate of the UH journalism program (Kapiolani Community College and UH-Manoa) and was recognized as an "Outstanding Young Alumna" in the U.H. Distinguished Alumni Awards in 1989. Her work has been nominated for regional Emmy awards, and she has won several local reporting awards.

"The UH Medical School is a place of tremendous growth in medical research and education, so I‘m honored and thrilled at this opportunity to be a part of its service to our community," said Shelton.