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Tesia Worley was a mainstay on ABC's Good Morning Hawai'i on KITV.


Her interest for film began while anchoring her high schools morning broadcast Puka mai kala at Kamehameha Schools. Tesia’s itch for broadcasting grew as she hosted OC16’s Brown Bags to Stardom.

Her self-help and personal development book, Upgrading Your Future, published in 2015 utilizes real stories to inspire others despite any adversities; challenging each individual to look within themselves and create new doors of opportunities. Journalism was an avenue for her to continue to share the stories of the people within her community. She joined the ABC network as a host for the business segment, she quickly outgrew her roll and then took on the challenge of being their full-time weather forecaster. Within five years at the station, she continued to grow as an anchor, reporter, producer and digital content lead.

Tesia was Hawaii's recipient for Local Newswomen with The Best Hair.

Tesia introduced the first and longest running health segment that would air weekly. She's produced and hosted features from food to fitness in hopes others will join her toward a healthy active lifestyle.


"The greatest wealth is health"

Below is a portfolio of some of her Wellness segments.


STUDY: A healthy immune system can defeat invading disease-causing germs

The final Wellness Wednesday with Mama T and Tesia Worley Photo by Nadine P.

Benefits of an online trainer, Josef Rakich

An online trainer may seem like a luxury, but for a lot of people it may just be the missing link toward your fitness goals. Tesia Worley speaks with world-renowned fitness coach Josef Rakich Photo by Victor F.

Wellness Wednesday with Kalei Mau

Local girl Kalei Mau is taking social media by storm, not only as an influencer but also a singer and professional athlete. The pandemic has now allowed her to add another title to the list, personal trainer. Photo by Miguel T.

Americans can do a lot better in incorporating more fruits & veggies; it's National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and according to a study, Americans can do a lot better in incorporating more fruits and vegetables to their diet. Tesia Worley speaks with registered dietitian Wendy Kapsak on how. Photo by Engin A.

What to know: Body sculpting and wellness

There are no shortcuts to a healthy lifestyle and sculpting isn't meant to cure obesity but there are studies to this practice. Studies say, sculpting can improve blood circulation, reduce fat pockets and tighten skin. Results differ depending on the patients lifestyle and shouldn't be the long-term solution to losing weight.

Local business woman turns her passion of essential oils into a business

Studies suggest that there are possible benefits of essential oils or aromatherapy. KITV4's Tesia Worley spoke to a local-business woman on the Big Island who's turned her passion into a business to help others reap some of the benefits as well.

American's are more concerned about their immune health, here are ways to support it year-round

A new survey finds that 48% of Americans are stressed more often, 42% are eating less healthy and 30% are sleeping worse than prior to the pandemic. All of which can negatively impact our immune health, just when we need it most. Photo by Mae M

Making your New Year's resolution Stick with Fitness and Nutrition Expert Jen Widerstrom

With the shock of a pandemic, many fitness and lifestyle habits may have gotten lost in the craziness. Now, just in time to inspire and motivate during the New Year, we have Jen Widerstrom, the undefeated former coach from the BIGGEST LOSER to help your viewers and listeners meet their health and fitness goals. Photo by Olimpo S.

National Heart Month with award-winning cardiologist Dr. Tiffany Sizemore

This year, with the pandemic raging, the critical problems associated with heart disease aren’t taking a break, according to Dr. Tiffany Sizemore a board-certified cardiologist who often shares her expertise on Network TV. Photo by Jacek D.

Meals in Minutes for the Whole Family

Registered Dietitian, Annessa Chumbley shares her tips for healthy and refreshed menu ideas for every meal of the day. Photo by Sincerely Media

Local tea company adapts to the pandemic

A local company adapted to the pandemic by leaning on their community. KITV4's Tesia Worley spoke with Tea Chest Hawaii's CEO Byron Goo on how the company created new products while keeping their commitment to local farmers. Photo by Nathan D.

2020 Recovery Check List with Taz Bhatia, MD.

Experts say 2020 has been a very stressful year with challenges that many have not faced in recent times. Experiencing trauma can wreck havoc on the body, and as a result, many people can experience new health issues. So, how do we recover? KITV4's Tesia Worley interviewed one of the top integrative medicine and wellness physicians in the nation to share timely tips for making a full recovery from 2020 and getting back on track for 2021. Photo by Jamie S.

STUDY: Teen Vaping Increases in Hawai'i

Teens in Hawai'i are vaping more, and that’s especially alarming amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study shows that teens who vape may face a much higher risk for getting COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape. Photo by FORMMAgency

Managing grief through the holiday season

The holidays may serve as a reminder of loved ones who have passed. For some, it may be the first time celebrating alone due to the recent loss of a loved one. And with this year’s restrictions on gathering, managing grief through the holiday season may prove especially difficult. Photo by Mike L.

Full interview with Jaclyn London, Head of Nutrition & Wellness at WW (formerly Weight Watchers)

Top immune boosting foods that you can incorporate into your diet: Eat all the produce: Have more real, whole veggies and fruit more often. Many fruits and veggies are high in fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and prebiotics, all linked to improved health and well-being. Photo by Elena K.

Local dance studio keeps the music going

Dancing has a lot of health benefits, but what happened to dance studios during the pandemic? Studio 808 in Waipahu just marked 20-years this year and it isn't what they expected, but the pandemic hasn't forced them to stop dancing just yet. Photo by Aditya A.

Children’s Books Help Kids Develop Skills to Manage Fears About Their World Right Now

In her book, Happy Harper Thursdays, author Fern Schumer Chapman explains to young kids why we can’t be with the people we love during the Coronavirus. Photo by Freestocks

Staying healthy during the holidays

This year has forced us to be a bit more creative when it comes to celebrations. Now that we've entered holiday season, most families will be "gathering" via Zoom or FaceTime. One affect that the pandemic has had on all of us... an awareness of our health. If you are managing a health condition, as we take a turn toward the holidays, it is more important than ever to watch what you eat. Photo by Brooke L.

Health benefits of tennis

People are getting a little creative when it comes to working out in groups. Others are just excited to have a little bit of normalcy. Most people who would stay active playing a team sport, haven't felt the feeling of sportsmanship since pre-covid. Now that O'ahu has moved to Tier 2 of it's reopening strategy, tennis players are excited about doubles tennis. Photo by Hermes R.

Managing Health & Well-Being During COVID

nterview with: Dr. Clara Krebs, Family Medicine Physician, Wilcox Medical Center and Kaua’i Medical Clinic Photo by Tim Foster

Building up a community through sustainability and food security

For many, the pandemic has been a challenge, a growth opportunity or even a little bit of both. I reached out to Daniel Anthony after I saw a photo that captured my attention. It’s called the #5gkalochallenge​. Who could grow the biggest Hawaiian kalo from Fall Equinox to the Winter Solstice? This was a response to dealing with domestic violence, suicide or food insecurity. Daniel Anthony is a familiar face, especially when it comes to Hawaii’s permaculture. Photo by Studio Kealaula

Gluten-Free Creamy Tomato Soup - Everyday Food with Mee McCormick

Chef Mee McCormick is back in the kitchen demoing her signature microbiome tomato soup. It's loaded with nutrition and protein that supports your gut health. Studies say that soup is great way to stay hydrated and full while giving your immune system a boost. A wonderful antidote especially when you're feeling a bit under the weather. Photo by Dennis Klein

#WorldHeartDay​ 2020. MY HEART, YOUR HEART.

World Heart Day is celebrated every year on the 29th of September…which is a little less than a week. Created by the World Heart Federation, the purpose of this day is to raise awareness around cardiovascular disease – which is the world’s leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. In Hawaii, more than 80% of the population are at risk of developing heart disease. Photo by Micheile H.

Book review; Feeling Great by award-winning author Dr. David Burns

After 40 years since his five-million-copy bestselling book, Feeling Good, David D. Burns, M.D., releases his newest installment to his research. Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety, was released September 15th. Photo by Fang-Wei Lin

Mental Health and Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic has changed daily life in unprecedented ways The CDC has noted the strong correlation between this pandemic and the rise of stress and anxiety. The pandemic has affected each person and family uniquely. WYAO Hawaii believes the need for mindfulness and self-care has never been more widespread than it is at this time. Photo by Alysha R.

Back to School Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Whether you're homeschooling or sending your kids off to school, restauranteur and author Mee McCormick is sharing a quick gut-changing breakfast staple. Studies say there is a gut-to-brain connection, so this smoothie is a perfect way to help boost their learning and their focus for the day.

Making a smoothie bowl with vegan chef Elyce Jacobson

Ingredients - + Cup of banana + Cup of frozen pineapple + Cup of frozen mango + Scoop of protein powder + 6 ounces of almond milk (alternative: coconut milk and soy milk) Optional for sweetness + Date + Stevia Mix until thick consistency Pour into bowl Top with (your choice): + Frozen blueberries + Coconut + Chia seeds + Hemp seeds + (Ground) flax seeds Image by Louise Burton

Vegan chef Elyce Jacobson shares her Top 5 Tips to boost the immune system

Top 5 healthy cooking and diet practices for boosting your immune system against Covid-19: Image by Brooke Lark

How to make a kalo musubi

Zooming over to Mama T's kitchen. Replacing a local favorite - SPAM - with another local dish, kalo. A kalo musubi, easy to make and easier to enjoy.

Gluten-free and gut-friendly recipes with Mee McCormick

NASHVILLE, TN, - Mee McCormick understands only too well the importance of healthy food, having watched her single mother suffer with a host of debilitating auto-immune diseases, some of which she inherited, that led her to make the decision in her mid-twenties to change her own fate. Today, chef and author Mee McCormick is an expert who healed herself of Crohn's disease, gut issues, and other immune system challenges with whole food recipes when doctors couldn't help her.

Wellness Wednesday: Lung health and recovery from #COVID19

" heard that people who had COVI-19 and exercised aggressively their lungs in the early stages actually had benefits. Whereas normally, when someone had a sickness or disease they kind of lay low until they’re over the worst of it before they become more physically engaging." Photo by: Robina W

Respiratory Wellness: Lung capacity and lung health

Tesia Worley interviewed Doctor John Schaman, a cardiac rehabilitation and sports medicine doctor who has been working with athletes, cardiac and pulmonary patients for the past 40 years. Photo by Tim Goedhart

EWIC now available

Melanie Murakami, Branch Chief of WIC Services - Hawaiʻi State Department of Health - spoke with Good Morning Hawaii's Tesia Worley about WIC services still being provided during the pandemic.

Easy tips for meditation during health crisis

Tesia interviews Lobsang Chunzom “Chunzom” the Founder of Limitless Health Institute for this weeks Wellness Wednesday. Chunzom calling from New York City is a Buddhist nun and therapist, and has spent the past 20 years helping others through the Limitless Health Institute which she founded in 1998. LHI supports many at risk communities including the elderly, at risk youth and children in need. Photo by: Simon Rae

Domestic Violence Action Center offers a new text line

DVAC HONOLULU - As the incidents of #domestic #abuse continue to escalate across the nation resulting from excruciatingly tense living situations, the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) has created a new text line for people who might need assistance. The number is 605-956-5680. Additionally, #DVAC has also added a web chat feature on its website to better accommodate those who may not be able to talk freely if an abuser is nearby

How diabetic patients can better manage their condition during the pandemic

We want to thank those on the frontline, essential workers and those working at home. Also a huge mahalo to 'Ekahi Health. Joining me this morning is program director Robert Walker

Back to the basics hand-washing and hand sanitizer

Alcohol, either isopropyl (rubbing) or ethyl (used in beer, wine and spirits) can be used to create a solution at least 60% alcohol. To make the experience a little gentler on your skin, you can add a few drops of aloe vera to the rubbing alcohol, but make sure the liquid is over 60% alcohol so that the aloe doesn't dilute it too much.

American Heart Awareness Month, tips to living a healthier & happier lifestyle

It’s clear that fighting cardiovascular disease and getting healthy is so much more than going on a diet, or starting a new fitness regimen – it requires a complete lifestyle change. And that’s what 'Ekahi Health emphasizes.

American Heart Awareness Month

In Hawaii, more than 80% of the population are at risk of developing heart disease. Full story:

Hawai'i Dental Service Tooth Fairy Fun Day

A preview of an educational family event featuring free dental screenings, games, prizes and more. The first 500 people are free!

Tea-rific health benefits of drinking te

Tea Chest Hawai'i joins Good Morning Hawai'i in studio to explain why drinking tea is tied to better health.

Keeping balanced in the Summer heat

Nina Pullella goes into depth about one of the main understandings which is like increases like and opposites heal.

Infertility and how to boost couple

Risk factors that reduce fertility and ways to improve the chances of getting pregnant.

Ulu Chowder for Ulu Season

A plant based dish to encourage a healthier alternative to a comfort-food favorite.

Eliminate underarm sweating and odor

The miraDry procedure works by delivering precisely controlled-heat based energy to eliminate sweat and odor glands that reside in the underarms.

Benefits of polo

Horseback riding, croquet, soccer -- put that together and you've got polo!

Fight cold season with a detox soup

Mama T (HI) and Daniel Henry (NY) join me for a detox soup -- 1.5 inches of ginger, 1 cup lemon juice, diced garlic, diced carrots, red onion, red pepper, vegetable bouillon (no MSG), jalapeño, and cilantro

Pono Potato Salad

Click the link for the recipe of a delicious dish featuring Okinawan (purple) sweet potatoes

Benefits of tennis

What's better than popping open a fresh can of tennis balls? Nothing really besides the benefits of mobility, coordination and a happy heart of course!

Tofu Beet Poke

Plant-based ingredients, along with regular exercise and stress management are scientifically proven to promote weight loss and prevent, reduce or even reverse the effect of heart disease and diabetes. Here's a twist to a local favorite.

An Ornish-diet to manage diabetes

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the Hawaiian islands, it is considered the strongest risk factor for heart disease - the state's leading cause of death-. In an effort to combat diabetes, 'Ekahi Health launched the 'Ekahi WellCare program.

Pure Barre Fitness

Pure Reform targets, shapes and defines all major muscle groups through resistance-based training.

Celebrity Trainers Chris & Heidi

Grow and progress with thousands of others who are walking a similar path to total transformation

Diet-related illnesses

Improve your health by transitioning over to a plant-based diet. Read more here -

Caffeine-free energy boosts

Although most of us orchestrate our mornings to the tune of our coffee, our body often mistakes caffeine as a false sense of energy. Here's an alternative

Epic salads

Nina Pullella busts misconceptions like salads have to be all raw or fats are bad.

Ulu musubis

Tesia and Mama T create a healthier alternative to a local favorite. Tis' the season for ulu...

Helpful Sleep Tips

Adults who get less than the recommended 7-9 hours of continuous sleep per night are at a higher risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression, anxiety, and a weakened immune system.

Pregnancy Fitness

Alexa Sueda, mother of two and Obstetrician/Gynecologist shares the importance of fitness during pregnancy.

VOG Relief

Send aloha to family on Hawaii island, here are a few home and herbal remedies for VOG relief.

Spartan Strong

High intensity workouts burn calories in a shorter amount of time than just running. Your metabolic rate is higher than just weightlifting, and oxygen consumption improves similar to long sessions of continuous running or cycling at a steady rate...if you didn't get all that, than maybe you'll get this... a medal, tons of fun and bragging rights.

Cakes and apples?

An apple a day, in a different way. Wellness isn't all fruits and vegetables it's also enjoying a slice or two of your favorite dessert. Instead of butter, oil or eggs, you can substitute for the healthier option, applesauce. Visit the link for the recipe...

Juicing 101 with @dearmamaT

This Wellness Wednesday, Mama T is taking us through a juicing-101 course. Yes, drinking a bunch fruits and vegetables may not seem ideal but studies have shown 60-percent of diseases that affect human kind today, are self-inflicted. Let's do our body a solid, and drink up.

The super-fruit of the season

Tristin Vincent from Jamba Juice Hawai'i joins Tesia Worley on Wellness Wednesday to share the benefits of mango.

Arthritis myths busted

We are bringing awareness to arthritis as we are coming down the home stretch preparing for Sunday. The Walk to Cure Arthritis, at the UH Manoa Campus Center. We have Doctor Scott McCaffrey, 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis Medical Honoree.

High blood pressure & kidney issues

While high blood pressure is dangerous, lowering it is easier than people think, so Dr. Chen joins Tesia Worley for Wellness Wednesday.

How To Start Your Fitness Journey

It's about getting your mind to the gym before your body. Realizing that wellness requires your commitment to your body everyday so that your body can commit to you for the rest of your life.

Going Native

A local girl combines her love for the islands and a healthy lifestyle. And now, she's getting a chance to grow her dream through a special program that's wrapping up with a big showcase. Women entrepreneurs and role models : Mele Kalama-Kingma and Meli James are here for Wellness Wednesday.

But did the ShiuFit?

Bikini competitor, entrepreneur and trainer Shiulina Wu joins Tesia Worley with workouts to get your rear in gear.

Spring Cleaning on Wellness Wednesda

@dearmamat is back! Gracing us with her wonderful energy to fill the studio and a delicious/nutritious dish to fill our tummies. Mahalo Mama T for starting us off with our internal spring cleaning...

Benefits of Dance

Lower your odds of heart disease, improve the condition of your lungs and heart, improve endurance, motor fitness and strength. This week we heard some music coming from the west side so we took a drive. Unity Dance Lab has opened their doors and can't wait to dance on the path toward wellness with you. Youtube:

Blending it Up

The best way to know the exact ingredients in your smoothie is to make them yourself! Pick your favorites, let yourself be aware of the nutritional value to each different food. Instead of reaching for the pill bottle reach for raw's a few recipes for migraines, nausea, good skin and nails.

Coconut Health Tips

Tesia and @ChiefNaughtyAlii go over a few benefits for your skin, cooking alternatives and the raw goodness from the tree of life.

Kick The Sweet Craving

With all these hidden sugars in our everyday foods, Tesia just asked Kim Chalekian if she should just stick to the ice-cream...

'Umeke Market

The market is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant that will surprise your taste buds and could be the perfect fit to your healthy lifestyle. IG: @dearmamat

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