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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

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.

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 786168

Reported Deaths: 15016
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2607976353
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52471908
Orange520631128
San Diego44577760
Kern31379354
Fresno27668355
Sacramento21297375
Alameda20558374
Santa Clara20410296
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16319335
Contra Costa15837199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12328143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1074599
San Mateo9522143
Monterey946767
Santa Barbara8862110
Merced8750134
Kings728377
Sonoma7060114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer346641
San Luis Obispo336927
Butte274835
Yolo274754
Santa Cruz22188
Sutter164210
Napa161413
San Benito130111
Yuba11187
El Dorado10684
Mendocino84918
Lassen7310
Shasta68714
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4984
Humboldt4826
Lake46510
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc240
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Air quality has worsened for most of northern California as a lot of smoke from our area fires as settled over the valleys and foothills. We can expect more hazy, smoky sunshine on Tuesday with light to moderate breezes as autumn begins.
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