Chelsea is from Indianapolis, Indiana. Although it may be the Hoosier state, she attended Purdue University and is a diehard Boilermaker fan. She has a BS in atmospheric science and a MS in environmental policy and management with a concentration in energy and sustainability from the University of Denver. Chelsea loves the ever-changing patterns of the atmosphere which led her to participate in extensive severe weather research for the Red Cross during her undergrad years. Before coming to WeatherNation, Chelsea worked in West Virginia at WSAZ and in West Tennessee at WBBJ where she did it all from reporting to sports but her passion is weather.
Chelsea was inspired to become a meteorologist by her brother. He has always been a science buff and growing up it led to loving it just as much. In high school, an AP environmental science class solidified her decision to go for a career that focused on science.
Interestingly, she didn’t always want to be on TV but her professor in a college video magazine class encouraged her to be in front of the camera. Chelsea was able to come out of her shy shell and flourish in front of the camera after being selected to be one of the hosts for the cable channel that aired on Comcast. The rest is history!