Chelsey Trahan is a true lover of the Lone Star State. Born and raised in Houston, Chelsey now resides in South Austin, where she’s been commuting just a few minutes down the road to the Spectrum News Austin newsroom. While she’s never lived outside of the state, Chelsey is confident that the kindness throughout Texas communities is incomparable to anywhere else.
Before joining the Spectrum News team, Chelsey spent time reporting in west Texas, where she learned how to master being able to shoot, write, edit, and produce all of her own stories. Today, Chelsey’s inspiration comes from the ability to convey emotions through her stories — whether it’s sad, happy, or silly, Chelsey loves being able to project that emotion through writing and video.
When Chelsey isn’t editing her next big story, you can find her practicing with her DSLR camera to better capture the beauty of Austin or visiting her family and eating at her favorite Houston restaurant, Pappasito’s.