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

  A colored placard system could soon identify businesses abiding by COVID precautions

  One after another after another, small businesses in Hawaii call it quits

  Some 11,000 people in Hawaii still haven’t gotten unemployment payments

  Hawaii Supreme Court rules in favor of Hawaiian homelands beneficiaries

  Surge in COVID-19 infections on the mainland has some in Hawaii worried

City limits number of permits after campgrounds reopen

  Karaoke, live performances now allowed at bars, restaurants across Oahu

  Oahu bar owners come up with creative ways to keep patrons separated

Caldwell cancels much-debated development project for Waimanalo park

  Singers say masks are no problem after Honolulu mayor bans live performances

  ‘I just want to go outside': Out-of-state travelers reveal challenges of quarantine

Members of Maui’s 24 Hour Fitness hope for refunds after gym’s sudden closure

  After quarantine violation arrest, alleged cult leader wants to make Hawaii home

  Cult leader among 21 people arrested on Hawaii Island for violating emergency orders

  Not everyone is a fan of the city’s plan to close Kalakaua Avenue to cars on 4 Sundays

Residents, business owners fight to stop proposed Chinatown homeless station

  Hawaii not spared amid national fraud attacks on unemployment systems

Along with barber shops and salons, Oahu tattoo parlors look forward to reopening Friday

  New COVID-19 guidelines poised to dramatically alter how child care facilities operate

  Lt. Gov. Josh Green hopes to reopen Hawaii’s tourism industry by July

The struggle between reopening and preventing a second wave of COVID-19 cases

  How to restart tourism? Lawmakers push the idea of requiring negative COVID-19 tests

  As Hawaii parents head back to work, many face another challenge: No child care

  Days before graduation, Damien Memorial School cancels its virtual ceremony

  For the first time in nearly 2 months, Oahu retailers are open for business

  On front lines of COVID-19 battle, nurses also find themselves fighting stigma

  With ERs empty, doctors worry patients are putting off emergency care over COVID-19 fears

  While new COVID-19 cases remain low, some are preparing for a second surge

MMA star accuses Punahou School of retaliation after sex abuse lawsuit

  Retailers on Kauai, Big Island are glad to be back in business (even if sales aren’t brisk)