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

In internal video, police chief says 263 officers abused overtime policy

  COVID outbreak at Maui correctional facility called out of control

  For businesses, Oahu’s likely move into Tier 3 offers some much-needed hope

City says new e-scooter company in Waikiki is operating illegally

  Tourism’s slow recovery prompts call for ‘unified travel rules,’ but not everyone is on board

  State undecided on whether to redevelop Aloha Stadium or simply fund repairs

  Family friend says missing toddler was ‘all bruised up’ before disappearance

  Police arrest man suspected of several violent crimes across Oahu

  Attorneys question release of Maui woman accused of pointing loaded gun at victim

  Labor Department promises change, but those seeking benefits remain skeptical

  Study underway to determine cost of floating windfarm off Hawaii

  ‘Stand Your Ground’ proposal stirs debate at state Legislature

  City: Easing restrictions on sports gatherings hinges on COVID cases staying low

  FBI seeks help finding vandals who damaged Kakuku wind farm 2 years ago

  Some parents say Hawaii is moving too slowly to bring students back to class

  Man charged with arson after a string of firebomb attacks

  Hawaii County mayor credits hospital’s cardiac lab with saving his life after heart attack

  Photographer discusses his injuries after Jet Ski he was on launched off a giant wave

  1 year later, loved ones of fallen officers killed in the Diamond Head tragedy remember their lives, legacies

  Study: Half of the Hawaii inmates released early because of COVID reoffended

  Are mainland visitors allowed to get vaccinated in Hawaii? The answer might surprise you.

  Hawaii businesses face huge unemployment insurance tax hikes

  The decision to play UH football on campus stirs both excitement and concerns from the Manoa community

  To prevent deadly crashes, state to install raised crosswalks in Nanakuli

  Hawaii GOP condemns rioters at US Capitol and Trump impeachment

  Maui puts new restrictions on gatherings, eateries amid recent uptick in COVID-19 cases

Double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases on Maui prompt concern

  State to publish calendar detailing distribution timeline for COVID vaccine

  With new traditions and safe celebrations, Hawaii marks a very different Christmas

  ACLU calls homeless sweeps during the holidays ‘cruel’ and calls on city to stop