Heidi Chang

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  • Username: HeidiChang
  • Independent Producer & Multimedia Journalist
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent


Caption: Gabby Pahinui with sons and friends. Gabby album insert 1972, Credit: Panini Records

Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician (05:38)
From: Heidi Chang

Gabby Pahinui is a legend in Hawaiian music and is known as the “Father of Modern Slack Key Guitar.” He was a driving force behind the Hawaiian cultural renaissance of the ...
Caption: Tyrus Wong at his home in CA in 2004, Credit: Courtesy Walt Disney Family Museum

Tyrus Wong: Chinese American Artist Broke Barriers, Reached Back Centuries to Create Bambi (04:59)
From: Heidi Chang

Tyrus Wong, a pioneering Chinese American artist who created the look of the movie, "Bambi," left a great legacy and continues to inspire artists and filmmakers today. Wong ...
Caption: Moana and Maui sail toward land in this concept drawing for the movie, Credit: Walt Disney Studios

"Moana" Making Waves Around the Globe (03:14)
From: Heidi Chang

Disney’s latest animated movie, “Moana,” is riding a wave of popularity around the globe. Nominated for two Academy Awards this year, Native Hawaiian teenager Aulii Cravalho ...
Caption: Limahuli Garden and Preserve is set in a verdant tropical valley on the north shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kaua`i, Credit: Courtesy National Tropical Botanical Garden

Ancient Hawaiian Farmers Offer Lessons in Sustainability (03:09)
From: Heidi Chang

Explore Limahuli Garden and Preserve on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where scientists believe the legacy of ancient Hawaiian farmers can show the world how to care for the ...
Caption: Lyle Ritz, Father of Jazz Ukulele, Credit: Elizabeth Maihock Beloff

Ukulele Legend Lyle Ritz Remembered (03:35)
From: Heidi Chang

A tribute to Lyle Ritz, the "Father of Jazz Ukulele," who also played bass on many of the biggest pop hits in history as a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew in the ...

About Me

Heidi Chang is an award-winning multimedia journalist and producer, who contributes stories about Hawaii and the Pacific Rim for radio, podcasts, television, print and digital media.

Her work has been featured on National Public Radio, PRI's "The World" and "Living on Earth," Voice of America, APM's "Marketplace" and "Weekend America," ABC News Radio, AP Radio, KQED's "Pacific Time," The Environment Report, Monitor Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KQED and other media.

Heidi's NPR stories on "Soundtracking 'The Descendants' with 'Real' Hawaiian Music" and Hawaiian cultural icon, Nona Beamer, won national awards from the Asian American Journalists Association. She's also been honored with numerous SPJ Hawaii Chapter Awards.

Heidi has worked in TV news in San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu, and as a freelance field producer for ABC’s "Good Morning America." She's also worked on films, TV shows, and documentaries.

Heidi has written for the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Magazine, Civil Beat, Pacific Business News, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu Advertiser and other media outlets. She's also done research for CBS News "48 Hours."

Heidi began her media career hosting popular radio shows in Honolulu, featuring jazz, rock, pop, rhythm and blues and Hawaiian music. In San Francisco, Heidi hosted shows on KBLX "The Quiet Storm" and KCSM.

As a teenager, she grew up in Europe, and traveled in Africa and Asia. Heidi now lives in Honolulu, where she has deep island roots.

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Heidi is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel Internationally.


  • Producing: News
  • Field Recording
  • Hosting News Programs
  • Voice Talent
  • Editing
  • Music Consulting
  • Reporting
  • News Consulting
  • Hosting Music Programs
  • Podcast Production: Basic
  • Writing
  • Producing: Music and Performance Programs
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High
  • Hosting Call-in and Live Programs
  • photography
  • video production

Available For

  • Multimedia
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Music Recording
  • Field Recording
  • News Reporting
  • Documentary Production
  • Interviewing
  • Post Production
  • Tape Syncs
  • Print Reporting
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Acting
  • Voiceover
  • Arts Reporting
  • Sound Editing
  • Music Programming
  • Podcasting
  • Commentary
  • Mentoring
  • Grant Writing


  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Specialized Mics

Work Experience

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