Holly Chilsen

Wausau, WI

Holly Chilsen joined the NewsChannel 7 team in August 2012 as a producer for the 6 and 10 evening weekday newscasts. Since then, she’s anchored Sunrise 7 Sunday and NewsChannel 7 Weekend. After two years working weekends, she moved on to produce and anchor NewsChannel 7 at 4, on our Fox affiliate, WZAW. She also is a general assignment reporter for WSAW, our CBS affiliate.

Holly is a native of Appleton, Wis. She graduated in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. She majored in Radio/TV/Film and has a minor in Journalism. During her first two years as an undergrad, Holly spent much of her time working at the campus radio station, 90.3 WRST. It wasn’t until Holly’s third year as an undergrad that she got her chance at everything that is TV news. She started up Titan TV News, an all student-run, once a week newscast, as a producer, anchor, reporter and director.

During her last semester, Holly interned at WLUK- Fox 11 in Green Bay, Wis.

When Holly isn't at work, you'll likely find her at home in the kitchen, cooking up a delicious creation, watching HGTV or cuddling up with her cat, Grayson.

A lifelong Wisconsinite, she enjoys storytelling! If you have any story ideas for her, email her at

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