Yiming Fu


Reporter Profile

Yiming Fu covers the impact of the Maui wildfires on Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Filipinos, as well as how these communities are navigating the recovery process. Prior to joining AsAmNews, Fu wrote slice-of-life profiles and features in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, for The Daily Maverick. Fu studied journalism at Northwestern University, where he covered Asian American communities in Evanston, Illinois for The Daily Northwestern and served as a beat reporter, city editor and print managing editor. He has also written on tribal sovereignty, Indigenous healthcare and incorporating Indigenous ecological knowledge in national environmental response as a congressional correspondent for The Medill News Service. Fu got his start in journalism at his high school newspaper, where he published a bombastic spread reviewing every burrito in his hometown of Brookline, Massachusetts.

Beat: Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Filipinos in the wake of the Maui wildfires

Hawaii is working to rebuild communities in Maui that were devastated by the 2023 wildfires. Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Filipino communities confront socioeconomic challenges, while also striving to preserve their culture. These communities are often overlooked in wildfire response and news coverage. This journalist is embedded in Maui to provide nuanced and culturally sensitive reporting about how these communities are navigating the recovery process.