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Hayley Watts

Hayley Watts is an anchor & producer for Action News Now.

Title: Anchor & Producer
HWatts@ActionNewsNow.com

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, Harley the dog and Ellie the new 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 Hwatts@ActionNewsNow.com or contact her on Facebook.

Recent Posts by Hayley Watts

Some Tehama County schools temporarily closing due to Covid-19 cases

Some Tehama County schools are shutting down after coronavirus infections.

Healthcare workers protest outside of St. Elizabeth's Community Hospital

Dozens of nurses, doctors, and health care workers picketed Wednesday in front of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Red Bluff.

Chico State virologist talks new COVID-19 research

Professor Troy Cline says we're learning the coronavirus death rate may be lower than once thought.

Local contractors work to support small businesses

Slater & Son Inc. donated $100,000 to get the ball rolling on a fund to save local businesses in Chico.

Rain continues for your Sunday

Light rain moves through for the rest of the weekend ahead of a warm-up by mid-week.

Carport fire spreads to home

A fire that started at a carport did serious damage to a home in Redding.

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1160940

Reported Deaths: 18968
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3783237543
San Bernardino884531129
Riverside836851434
San Diego75305988
Orange731521559
Kern39721447
Fresno37021477
Sacramento35143557
Santa Clara32049470
Alameda28225502
San Joaquin25318504
Contra Costa23146258
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20352305
Ventura18637175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco14874160
Monterey14354116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11712157
Merced11460179
Santa Barbara11166135
Kings1035987
Solano1003681
Marin7621129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo588535
Shasta460147
Yolo447674
Santa Cruz413228
Butte381259
Sutter305715
Napa290417
El Dorado20914
Yuba194810
San Benito178416
Lassen17153
Tehama156525
Mendocino146822
Nevada11639
Glenn8837
Lake87719
Tuolumne8738
Humboldt8199
Colusa6826
Siskiyou5822
Mono5093
Amador47016
Calaveras46622
Del Norte2981
Inyo28316
Plumas1920
Trinity1360
Mariposa1242
Modoc1190
Alpine470
Sierra190
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