Chelsea Washington is the evening anchor and multimedia journalist for Spectrum News Kentucky. She is excited to call Kentucky home, after spending the past four years in Oklahoma City. While in the Sooner State, she reported and anchored for the Fox affiliate. During her time there, she covered several stories of national interest, including the state's botched execution of a death row inmate, a fatal crash at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade and the trial of former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw. Her worked earned an Emmy nomination and the opportunity to teach writing at the University of Oklahoma.
Chelsea's career in broadcast journalism began as an editorial assistant at the Fox News Channel in Washington, D.C. She was subsequently promoted to associate producer. After two years at FNC, she moved to WRIC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, as a general assignment reporter, which included investigative stories on local and state governments. She next worked for WIS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina, serving as an anchor and reporter and hosting a weekly public affairs program. In the latter role, Chelsea had complete responsibility for content, scripts and selection of experts and other guests. The program covered a broad range of community interest topics as well as pop culture and political issues.
Chelsea earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from James Madison University and a master's degree in broadcast journalism and public affairs from the American University. She enjoys reading, writing and discovering new restaurants. While here, she intends to continue her involvement in community affairs. In the past, she has hosted many charitable and public events, and she looks forward to doing the same in Kentucky.