Jacqueline "Skylark" Rossetti
Jacqueline "Skylark" Rossetti has spent more than 40 years in the broadcast media and is known as the Honolulu Skylark, a name synonymous with Hawaiian radio. She is Co–founder of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Hawaii’s version of the Grammy Awards. She has produced and promoted major shows for Aloha Festivals, the County of Honolulu and Hawaii County as well as events for several other organizations.
She has hosted the Merrie Monarch Festival for over 35 years and has served on several non-profit boards offering guidance and direction.
She serves the State of Hawaii as Commissioner for the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission, who honors Hawaii’s first King of Hawaii with yearly celebrations statewide.
Skylark was recognized as Outstanding Hawaiian Woman of the Year in 1984, Broadcaster of the Year in 1991, and a Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner in 1993 and 1996 and in 2010 received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts.
She has produced several award winning radio and television programs promoting Hawai‘i and its music and has hosted Na ‘Oiwi ‘Olino a statewide morning radio show for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Ms. Rossetti holds an Associates Arts Degree from San Francisco City College. She has spent the last 40 years in the broadcast industry and the past eleven years served with The Hawaii Island Economic Development Board, a private non-profit business organization that serves as key liaison to federal, state and county private sector resource programs of economic development projects for the island of Hawaii. Skylark understands the many important cultural and economic needs in the islands.