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Hayley Watts

Hayley Watts is a weekend anchor and reporter for Action News Now.

Title: Reporter

Hayley grew up just outside of Los Angeles, but she fell in love with Chico when she attended Chico State to study journalism in 2003.

After college, she went back to Los Angeles to work as a freelance music journalist.

Her sense of adventure also took her to Parkersburg, WV, where she worked as reporter and weather anchor for WTAP News.

After years of being away, Hayley is happy to be back in her home state and in the city she fell in love with as a college student.

Her new home of Chico is where she met her husband and became a loving step-mom of two amazing boys (and the other kids – Kramer the cat and Harley the puppy!)

When Hayley isn't working she enjoys exploring the many adventures the North State has to offer with her family, or even just going for a run out in Bidwell Park. You can find Hayley on Facebook and Twitter.

When she is working, her passion is to tell meaningful stories that have a useful and positive impact on the North State community she loves.

If you have story ideas, feel free to email her at or contact her on Facebook.

Recent Posts by Hayley Watts

Paradise's Underground Infrastructure Future

We check in with the progress the Town of Paradise has made to get all of its utilities underground as people rebuild.

Our Future After The Fire, Power shutoffs: the new normal?

Action News Now investigates whether PG&E will mandate blackouts during Red Flag Warnings for the foreseeable future.

New bills aim to keep less recyclables out of the dump

How much of your so-called recyclables are actually repurposed? We look at why trash is piling up, and what state lawmakers want to do about it.

Chico cannabis committee has ordinance in the works

After 9 weeks, the committee has a good idea of the ordinance they want to propose to regulate recreational marijuana sales in the City of Chico.

City of Chico considering curfew in case of a power outage

City leaders say they can't control possible blackouts, but they can have a backup plan to keep people safe.

Mass shooting reaction from leaders and the community

How people are feeling after 29 people were killed in 2 mass shootings this weekend.

Political signs the target of theft, vandalism in Chico

One man even caught a thief taking his "recall" sign on camera.

Warm & breezy across the North State this week

We're a little cooler today than yesterday, with highs in the 90s putting us just below normal for this time of year.

A little cooler, but still hot & windy this week

Temperatures drop as much as 10 degrees from last Sunday to mid-week

Redding police arrest 7 people in drug sweep

A parole check turned into a series of drug-related arrests at the Bridgeway Inn.

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