Chelsea Davis

Chelsea Davis

Reporter

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

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  Hawaii lawmaker says money alone won’t ease the overcrowding in Hawaii jails

  At Kulani Correctional Facility, a third of the inmates are enrolled in college courses

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  Military families say Pearl Harbor housing plagued with toxic mold, rats

  Hawaii Kai residents are fed up over deteriorating shopping center

  Hawaii man accused of cyberstalking, terrorizing Utah family for a year is behind bars

  Across the state, Hilo’s jail is the most crowded at 85 percent over capacity

  Major security upgrades underway at state’s largest prison

  Former Maui inmate recounts large jail riot that left behind millions in damage

  Lawmakers set aside millions for overcrowding at Maui jail to prevent further riots

  ‘Find this monster’: Mother makes plea for help to find man accused of torturing her daughter

  Waianae divided over relocation of state’s largest homeless camp

  Thieves are targeting cars in a new way that could leave you with a costly repair bill

  HPD: String of carjackings on Oahu could be linked to mall smash-and-grabs

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  CEO of Molokai’s only health center not stepping down despite residents’ demands

  Some in Kailua say new locked gates blocking beach access violate spirit of the law

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  As Honolulu police clear roads for wind farm, some ask why the same can’t be done for TMT

  'Heartbreaking’: Hawaii man killed in Arizona crash while trying to help friend

  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

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