Chelsea Davis

Chelsea Davis


Honolulu, HI

It was still dark outside when my father came into my room to wake me up. He brought me into his room where my mother was already awake, watching TV. Her eyes said it all. I looked to see what she was watching and my heart dropped.

That day was September 11, 2001.

All morning, I couldn't take my eyes off the television screen. I remember the reporters' eyes, their faces, voices, and actions. Amidst all the horror, I remember thinking to myself, ‘Why do we turn on the TV when disaster strikes?' I remember thinking what an honor it must be to have the public's trust.

Several years later, I feel the same way.

It's an privilege to be back home reporting for the people who have shaped my life, my values, and my morals.

I have a Broadcast Journalism degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. There, I was also a reporter/anchor for the school's television news station, a writer for the campus newspaper, and the News Director for the campus radio station. That is where I became well versed in camera operations and editing software.

During my college career, I've had the pleasure of interning at four news stations, KUSI, KNSD, KGTV in San Diego and Hawaii News Now while I went to summer school at UH. From fetching coffee for my producers to shadowing live reporters on breaking news, I've done everything an intern could ever dream of!

My first on-air job was in Lubbock, Texas. Born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui, moving to Texas was quite the culture shock. The West Texas winds are far different from the tropical trade winds.

But I traded in my rubber slippers for cowboy boots! From chasing tornados to live reporting in a blizzard, I loved every exhilarating second of it!

I have a passion for news and love telling stories, especially stories that impact my community. I couldn't be happier to be home having your trust and sharing YOUR stories!

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, email me at chelseadavis@hawaiinewsnow or follow me on Facebook.

Recent Articles by Chelsea

  City: $224M ‘in jeopardy’ if controversial Ala Wai watershed project doesn’t proceed

  Attack on 73-year-old in Manoa part of alarming rise in crime against the elderly

  With Hawaii’s primary election less than a year away, some big names begin to campaign

  Experts: New rules for legal immigration could hurt Hawaii

  City completes $2M Diamond Head project. But surfers aren’t too happy

  A year after city cleared trash from hoarder home, the mess is back

  Proposal to curb crime at Waikiki pavilions gets mixed reviews

King tides, south swell bring huge waves to Oahu

  Family of young man who vanished on Oahu 3 years ago continues push for answers

  Hometown Heroes: Basketball coach serves up life lessons ― on and off the court

HPD looking for armed robbers who stole hundreds of dollars from Waikele recycling center

City hopes to purchase eyesore along Pearl Harbor Historic Trail and create neighborhood park

  Board of Water Supply continues push to remove Haiku Stairs

Nanakuli residents are fed up over proposed landfill expansion

  Hometown Heroes: The nurse aiming to end child sex trafficking in Hawaii

  Former pilot of company involved in skydiving crash scrutinizes FAA’s lack of oversight

  A proposal to raise money for Hawaiian Home Lands turns ugly in Kapolei

  Sources: Infant’s death at ‘unlicensed’ day care at Hawaii military reservation ruled a homicide

  Black mold found in a Mililani home forces a mother to move out

  A Waikiki landmark with 'so much local charm’ is razed to make way for a luxury tower

  Thirty Meter Telescope opponents take concerns to state Land Board

  City says it wants to ‘move on’ after Kealoha verdict, but onlookers doubt that’s possible

  Could Waimanalo to Kualoa become its own county? That’s what some are hoping for

Hometown Heroes: The psychiatrist who practices on the streets to ‘make Hawaii a better place’

  Trial begins for suspect accused in brutal beating of Kona security guard

  After 2 pedestrian crashes, Kailua residents raise concerns about busy road

  Tempers flare at community meeting on Waimanalo park project

  Kalihi man seriously injured after being stabbed in the neck

  In back-to-back operations, officers converge on illegal homeless camps in urban core

  Stabbing of teen at Ewa Beach park fuels push for night closure hours