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

  Struggling with declining business, Maui’s largest mall faces foreclosure

  Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu gets emotional during final day

  Eager Maui residents get J&J vaccine after nationwide ‘pause’ is lifted

  Counties eye hotel room tax hikes as state seeks to divert revenues to general fund

  Plans to build more luxury condos in south Maui stirs debate among residents

  New problems arise at popular West Maui beach park closed to protect iwi kupuna

  A Maui man is walking 165 miles to raise money for charity. He says it’s worth every step.

  King’s Cathedral on Maui still faces public backlash despite reporting no active COVID cases

  Why are Hawaii visitors cruising around in U-Hauls? Blame the pandemic

  Family anxiously awaits sentencing of driver responsible for deadly 2019 crash

  Another beach party on Maui sparks outrage; organizers say they don’t see the problem

  Since the pandemic began, more pets are being returned to shelters on Maui

  Maui’s largest middle school is still on full distance learning

  It’s a balancing act for Maui businesses as the island adapts to an influx in visitors

  Pause of single-dose J&J shots unlikely to have a major impact on Hawaii vaccination efforts

  Maui travelers left in limbo over post-arrival COVID test eager for details on plan

  ‘Please help us’: Family of missing Radford alumna asks public to help in the search

  While businesses welcome a tourism boom, some worry it came too quickly

  As COVID case counts rise, health officials push more testing across the state

  Maui mayor addresses confusion over protocols for in-person graduation ceremonies

  Despite devastation in some areas, Maui ranchers found a ‘blessing’ in recent rains

  Amid a boom in visitors, Waikiki also sees an increase in people not wearing masks

  Rash of violent crimes against kupuna prompts push for tougher laws to protect them

  To dial up enforcement, bill would allow county employees to issue traffic violations

  Oahu’s COVID restrictions keep karaoke bars closed for now

  Oahu bar owners welcome customers back ... and hope this reopening sticks

  After flooding nearly destroyed their home, a Maui family faces a grueling clean-up

  New UH report shows 25,000 jobs could return in Hawaii this year

  Maui residents say visitor education and safety need to be improved

  Johnson & Johnson vaccine causes moral dilemma for Catholic community