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

  Molotov cocktail flung through a kitchen window leaves teen hospitalized

  Growing concerns about Molokai’s only health center trigger calls for CEO’s resignation

  Molokai residents outraged over conditions at island’s only health center

Skyrocketing electric bills have Ewa residents demanding audit

Campaign would have visitors sign a pledge to help ‘keep Hawaii Hawaii’

  FBI: Violent crimes in Hawaii fall in recent years despite rise in rapes

  Veteran who earned a Purple Heart in Afghanistan is brutally attacked in Kailua

Army Corps offers major compromise on Ala Wai flood control project

2 gruesome domestic violence crimes on Oahu in same day sparks outcry

  More than a dozen fugitives netted in West Oahu as part of crackdown

  Spike in snorkel-related deaths again highlights potential danger of full-face masks

  ‘As close to death as I’ve ever come’: Video shows perils of flash flooding on Maui trail

  Leaders of a wind farm project on North Shore seek compromise, but residents say ‘no more’

  Father begs Maui community for help in finding missing daughter

  Amid nationwide scare, Hawaii doctors on the lookout for vaping-related illnesses

Neighborhood board supports banning helicopter tours over Kailua

  Hometown Heroes: Family in mourning helps kids coping with losses of their own

Neighborhood board against expansion of West Oahu landfill

  ‘It’s not safe': Those with disabilities push for a crossing signal on an Iwilei street

Witness recalls weekend stabbing along the H-1 Freeway, while victim disputes self-defense claim

  Maui County urged to settle closely-watched environmental case

  No public alert issued during felon’s 6-hour rampage on Hawaii Island

  Hometown Heroes: Meet the much-loved ‘mayor of Bachelot Street’

  In wake of riots, DPS director says Maui jail is ‘deathly short of staff’

  DPS director: Final report on Maui jail riots not ready for lawmakers

  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