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Kalama Hines

Kalama Hines didn’t realize that he always wanted to be a reporter until he was in his 20s.

Until then, his reporting skills had manifested in a joy of writing and unquenchable thirst for knowledge. In 2009, those two interests drove Kalama into the newsroom at Las Positas College, where, after years of avoidance, he had finally decided to pursue higher education.

Within his first year, Kalama had become the features editor for Las Positas’ weekly campus newspaper, The Express.

Before departing the Livermore, California, community college campus for California State University, East Bay, Kalama had taken on the roles of sports editor, opinion editor and, in his final semester, editor-in-chief.

While at Cal State East Bay, and following internships at TV30 and the Pleasanton Weekly, Kalama took a position as a sports reporter with SFBay.CA.

In nearly six years with SFBay, Kalama grew from a fill-in role to the full-time Oakland Athletics reporter, and he covered the MLB team for four years.

While at SFBay, Kalama also covered the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers (NFL), the San Francisco Giants (MLB), the Golden State Warriors (NBA), including two championship parades, and the San Jose Sharks (NHL).

Kalama departed SFBay after serving as the web publication's sports director for two years for the green pastures of Pocatello and East Idaho News.