Hayley Watts is a weekend anchor and reporter for Action News Now.
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 Hwatts@ActionNewsNow.com or contact her on Facebook.
The Yuba County Sheriff's Office hosted an active-shooter training drill that brought together first responders from across the region.
We're climbing to about normal temperatures today with highs reaching 90s in the valley, 80s in the mountains.
Below normal highs today won't last long! We're heating up to above-average temps this weekend.
UPDATE: Cal fire and city fire have stopped forward progress on a fire at Table Mountain Boulevard and Grand Avenue.
The City of Chico is going 5G, even though some people worry it may make them sick.
Corning police are working to encourage positive behavior this summer.
The half-acre orchard fire fought on Sunday by the Oroville Fire Department may have started in a homeless encampment.
The fire broke out early Sunday morning and the structure is a total loss.
Cal Water is on scene at 9th street & Wall in Chico fixing a busted water main.
Cal Fire was on the scene Saturday afternoon at a wildfire near Lake Oroville.