Chelsea Donovan

Chelsea Donovan


Wilmington, NC

Chelsea Donovan is excited to be back in television news after a brief hiatus! After graduating from East Carolina in 2004 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Chelsea signed on as a producer at WITN-TV in Greenville. NC. After a year producing she moved to Reporter and Fill-In Anchor, and finally spent her final 3 years in the market as the Jacksonville Bureau Chief covering the military, and the Eastern Carolina Coast. Chelsea spent 6 years, writing, shooting and editing stories of Eastern Carolinians in more than 30 counties.

After a career change to Event Sales that lasted 4 years here in Wilmington, Chelsea constantly had the "itch" to return to reporting. Her parents have recently retired to Wilmington, and Chelsea and her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, call the Port City home.

In her spare time Chelsea enjoys experiencing everything Wilmington has to offer! Taking her dogs to the beach, traveling, trying new restaurants and spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends.


  • First place General News by Multimedia Journalist, 2017 RTDNC


  • East Carolina University, BS in Communications

Recent Articles by Chelsea

  Wilmington pub feels singled out by city’s open container law

  NC last in nation to implement Raise the Age law, effective Dec. 1

  Jailhouse interview: Inmate admits he shot man accused of beating pregnant woman on Easter

  Cape Fear Comeback: Savannah Inn hopes to reopen by Memorial Day

  ‘It’s a symbol of Paris and France’: French shop owner shocked by Notre Dame fire