MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chelsea Chandler has been a part of the ABC 24 family since the summer of 2015 and is the Morning Meteorologist and Traffic Anchor on ABC 24 News weekdays 6-7a and on Midday at 11a. Her dream was to “Make it in Memphis” and she feels it’s her honor to serve the community she loves so much each weekday morning and during severe weather. She loves interacting with our viewers on social media and creating her DoodleCast and has been recognized as the Commercial Appeals Memphis Most as Best TV Weatherperson and by the Memphis Flyer as Best of Memphis for several year for her work as a morning meteorologist.
Chelsea started to career ten years ago as a Traffic Anchor in Memphis. An accident sidelined her for a year but the FIFA World Cup led to a call that would change everything. She began covering sports on sports talk radio which helped her land a job with the Phoenix Suns and eventually covering the Grizzlies for ABC. She has done sideline reporting for ESPN for Memphis Tigers' Basketball, color analysis for an international tennis match and even a home renovation show.
Chelsea is a Mid-South native and has deep seeded roots in the community. She is a graduate of Briarcrest Christian High School, studied Meteorology at Penn State University and Mississippi State University but received her first degrees concurrently from Christian Brothers University in Psychology, History and is one of only two students to ever complete a degree in Music.
She was also crowned Miss Tennessee International in 2012. Chelsea is also a singer. She was a two time American Idol Hollywood finalist and has performed on “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” the “Tyra Banks Show” and “Larry the Cable Guy” as well as Disneyland, Carnival Cruise Lines and just about every Opry in the south. She is also an established equestrian having won multiple titles and been chosen to represent Tennessee multiple years at the world’s largest quarter horse show, The Congress.
Just add a little more to all of the crazy places her path has taken her, she has been a professional print model and commercial actor, she was on the Memphis Speed Skating team as well as the Jr Olympic Figure Skating team and a magicians assistant but don’t ask her how being cut in half feels…she’s sworn to secrecy!
Chelsea is a huge advocate for mental health and Suicide Awareness and Education after losing her brother in 2011 as well as dealing with her own struggles. She is also passionate about rescuing animals and all things Memphis and history. In the free time she has she enjoys reading, traveling to sporting events-name a sport and she probably loves it, or just snuggling up with her fur babies and cheering on her hometown Tigers and Grizzlies. Oh, and sleeping occasionally.