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

  UNCW students, staff mourn loss of professor: ‘It’s a shattering blow to the department’

  ‘I want to cry’: Woman, three children cramped in $30 a night motel still reeling after Florence

  Wilmington woman after waking up at oral surgeon’s office: ‘My shirt was missing along with my bra, my pants were unbuttoned’

  Don’t get taken; BBB warns of spring break and travel scams

  NC man accused of fatally shooting neighbor’s dog facing another count of animal cruelty

  Man accused of abandoning pet fish faces animal cruelty charges

  Pharmacies scrambling to keep popular shingles vaccine on shelves

  Brunswick Co. parents concerned about potential shift in school lines, lack of transparency from school board

  A prized plant that’s often poached: NC Wildlife works to protect the Venus flytrap

  New riverfront hotel set to open in Southport

  NC Baptist Men pledge to continue repair work after STEP program for hurricane victims ends April 2

  Several mailboxes, trash bins destroyed in Silver Lake area

  Bon Appetit to close after two decades in Wilmington

  West Bladen High student dies due to injuries from wreck

  Volunteers descend on hurricane ravaged White Stocking church; prepping for Easter opening

  Nourish NC, Nunnelee Pediatric Clinic launch Food Farmacy program

  Friends spread awareness about methanol poisoning after UNCW student’s death

  Scrambling for that sweet spot: Blueberry farmer fights low temps to save millions in crops

  Mother of UNCW grad raises awareness after son’s death from stroke

  Living with Coyotes: minimizing the risk of encountering coyotes during mating season

New airport terminal opens in Elizabethtown

  Woman charged with DWI after crashing into cemetery, damaging tombstones

  New bill would force cyclists to register bikes, pay $10 registration fee

  ‘If you don’t hear my voice anymore, know that I’ll be OK’: Congregation recalls eerie last words of pastor hit, killed

  Cape Fear Comeback: Shell Island Resort set to reopen Friday after suffering extensive hurricane damage