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

  Hawaii quarantine rules begin for incoming travelers, returning residents

  Visitors to Hawaii, returning residents now required to complete 14-day quarantine

  As state asks visitors to stay away, major Waikiki hotel closes its doors

  As coronavirus outbreak grows, cruise industry grapples with an unflattering spotlight

Teens tied to Ewa Beach beating charged with assault

  Family says video proves police negligence in 2016 double fatal chase on Maui

  ‘Sick to my stomach’: Ewa Beach community reacts to video of brutal beating

  ‘Tears of joy’: Couple returns to Hawaii after quarantines on ship, military base

  Parents express concern over how coronavirus could impact schools

  Transportation officials: Coronavirus scare at Honolulu’s airport was false alarm

  Tears flow at vigil marking one year since infant’s death in babysitter’s care

  Parents of young man who’s been missing for months ask for public’s help to find him

City seeks to create new agency to overhaul storm drainage system

  State’s limited information on 2 who got coronavirus after Hawaii trip stirs concern

  Coronavirus test kits sent to Hawaii are flawed

  Opponents claim victory as the Missile Defense Agency pulls the plug on a controversial radar project

  The future of Dillingham Airfield remains up in the air

  Lawmakers consider bill that would allow for ‘conscientious’ exemption for child vaccines

  Good Samaritans who lost everything in Diamond Head rampage count themselves lucky

  Hundreds honor fallen HPD officer remembered as a quiet hero

  After 106 traffic deaths last year, lawmakers push for drastic changes to roadway laws

  ‘So traumatizing’: Waianae business owner pleads for help after robbery caught on camera

  Moving candlelight vigil honors 2 ‘fearless’ officers killed in violent rampage

  ‘Like a bomb went off’: Residents take stock of community forever altered by violence

  ‘It’s really eye opening’: Kailua Beach is blanketed with microplastics

  ‘How dare you?’: Mom pleads for help in finding hit-and-run driver who hit her, her daughter

  Farmers ask for funding to fight pasture pest threatening Hawaii’s third largest commodity

  Controversial Waimanalo park project plan moving forward ... but not completely

  HPD to hire detectives, increase patrols amid spate of violent crimes

  Girlfriend of fugitive killed by police in Kailua claims he wasn’t a threat to officers