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

  Oahu business owners express mixed reactions to mayor’s reopening plan

  Sharks spotted near shore at Kaimana Beach for four straight days

  Responding to skeptical council members, city explains its ‘tier plan’ for reopening

  As new COVID-19 cases continue to drop, retailers ramp up to reopen

Loved ones of a woman who died from COVID-19 share their pain in hopes of saving others

  Nearly 300 hotel rooms islandwide available for those who can’t quarantine at home

  Critics call city’s ban on all but solo activities at beaches and parks overly strict, unsafe

  Oahu businesses disappointed (but not surprised) by extension of shutdown order

  Small businesses are struggling to pay rent. City leaders are working on a plan to help

  Families grow increasingly anxious as COVID-19 cases, fatalities at Hilo care home mount

Strong demand seen for free COVID-19 tests at Kalihi public housing project

Some skeptical about state-approved COVID-19 test with a big price tag

  State reveals long-term care facilities in Hawaii have seen 94 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

  From the business sector, a mixed reaction to state’s new restrictions

  ‘The economy is completely collapsing’: Hawaii small business owners fear second shutdown

  Parolee positive for COVID sent to OCCC, despite state’s knowledge of diagnosis

  As inter-island quarantine begins, Maui says it’s flooded with exemption requests

  Epidemic tracker: 1 in 50 Oahu residents may have COVID-19

Some disappointed only Oahu public schools will begin solely online

  Some Neighbor Island businesses say traveler quarantine is another blow to their bottom lines

  Officials threaten to close more state parks if people continue large gatherings

Health official says COVID-19 cluster on Maui is tied to large beach parties

  Father of man who investigators say was abducted, murdered ‘still in shock'

  Mayors consider bringing back restrictions as COVID-19 infections rise

  Some call mayor’s proposed expansion of mask mandate government overreach

  Lashed by the economic crisis, some Hawaii families find preparedness is out of reach

  Everyone should prepare for impacts from Douglas, officials warn

  Rules are being rewritten as Hawaii prepares for a hurricane amid a pandemic

  Oahu man dodges bullets after turning down alleged hit during Miske saga

  Concern grows over schools reopening after infection at summer program