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

  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

  As summer swells roll in, lifeguards warn of treacherous East Oahu hotspots

  Hometown Heroes: The pastor who coaches, both on the court and in life

  Controversy over a cannabis compound remains amid a state ‘crackdown’

  California doctor vacationing on Maui identified as victim of fatal shark bite

  Hometown Heroes: The farmer who’s growing compassion and aloha in Makaha

  Ewa Beach seeks to reclaim a park long known as a magnet for crime

  Suspect in gruesome Pupukea murder puts in special request ahead of trial

  Waimanalo residents are deeply divided over a park development in the works

  After string of burglaries in Kailua, shop owners call on police to take action

  Scholarship honors Maui teacher killed by driver who was being chased by police

  Lanai’s only small boat harbor could be privatized, worrying fishermen and boaters

  Kailua residents want ‘no-fly zone’ following triple-fatal chopper crash

  Hometown Heroes: These occupational therapists know the healing power of construction

  Lawmakers aim to increase parking fines to protect people along state highways

  Popular small business at Ward Village blames high rent for closure

  Supporters, critics of $15 minimum wage make last-minute appeals to lawmakers

  Recently released MCCC inmate describes last month’s ‘traumatic’ riot

  Hometown Heroes: CEO of children’s museum aims to empower kids to learn

  The state’s pitch for a ‘Road Usage Charge’ is hitting speed bumps

  Under plea deal, man gets 6 days behind bars for sexually assaulting minor

Escapes prompt new security fears about troubled Maui jail

Opinions split over location of Oahu’s next racetrack