Morning & Noon Anchor, HealthWatch Reporter
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Started at WFRV: March 10th, 1997
Interests: Outdoor girl, hunting, animal lover, making maple syrup, being with friends and family, of course the Packers
Hi! Glad you could visit. I’m Chelly Boutott. I’ve been an anchor/reporter at Local 5 News since 1997, and currently anchor Local 5 This Morning with Nate Stewart and Jordan Lamers. I also anchor Local 5 News at Noon and am the HealthWatch reporter. I have been nominated for a Midwest Emmy twice.
I am a graduate of UW-Whitewater. Ironically, my very first internship in TV was here at Local 5. That’s when I discovered a career in journalism could be very exciting. Previously, I was a reporter at WJFW IN Rhinelander and a morning and noon anchor at WSAW in Wausau. I always wanted to come back home to Green Bay so when the opportunity presented itself I jumped at the chance to work for Local 5. I’ve been here ever since.
I was also a radio personality on several stations in Green Bay for 10 years.
The reason I love being an anchor/reporter is because it’s a job that can make a difference and it’s different every day. TV news helps inform people of what is going on in the world and right in our own backyards. One of my greatest experiences while working at Channel 5 was going to Belize and living in the rain forest for ten days with some local high school students. It really opened my eyes to what it is like to live in a third world country.
I am married to a guy who also works for a Green Bay favorite- The Packers. Mike and I have two ‘children,’ both of whom we picked up at the Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus. Blue was a street dog who came from Kentucky and Mo-Naked-puppy is a hairless Chinese Crested, hence the name.
On my days off I usually spend time with my husband, family, and friends. Mike and I love to travel and try to go somewhere exciting every year. I deer hunt, make maple syrup and can pickles with my father and family. I love just getting out into the woods and enjoying nature. As you can tell, I am a Wisconsin girl through and through.