Chelsea Edwards was born in Houston, TX and first fell in love with production during her studies at the Media Academy of Hightower High School in Missouri City, TX. It was here that she first learned how to shoot, edit, and smile on camera.
After high school, she attended Texas Southern University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications. During her time at Texas Southern, she traveled the U.S., helping to produce recruitment videos and shooting other projects in partnership with the Department of Transportation.
She also worked with NASA through Boeing’s Knowledge Management Team, creating videos from interviews with real rocket scientists! Later, she accepted a position as a video editor at Houston’s ABC station, KTRK-TV, putting together video segments and packages for morning and primetime newscasts. Nearly three years later, she took a break from news to run an after-school program for underprivileged youth in a northwest Houston school district. After the grant for the program ended, Chelsea realized that she missed the hustle and bustle of the newsroom and the excitement of working on different stories every day. She was welcomed back to her previous position at KTRK-TV.
A couple of years after her return, a few associates suggested that she should try out reporting, and although she didn’t think much of it at the time, the seed had been planted. She eventually spent a few days going out in the field with photographers and reporters at her station, and it didn’t take long to realize, she had found a new calling. In September 2017, she accepted a reporter/multi-media journalist position at KWTX-TV. She is ecstatic to have emerged from editing behind a computer desk to exploring the city of Waco and telling stories that matter to the local audience.
Chelsea and her husband have a turtle named Toni and a chocolate Labrador named Mocha.