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

CARD survey shows park safety as top concern in Chico

CARD asked people in Chico what they'd want to see a tax measure go toward, and most put homelessness and public safety ahead of new projects and programs.

May rain threatening North State almonds

Farmers are battling fungus and surveying possible hail damage and last week's storm.

May rainstorm interrupts rice planting

Many farmers are left with acres of rice fields still too wet to plant on time.

Celebrities send love to Paradise students at prom

A Gridley mom rallied celebrities to send messages of hope and support for Paradise students at their prom this past weekend in Chico.

Cohasset Evacuation Drill

The community on the ridge prepared for wildfire season with an evacuation drill.

Chico Fire Citizens' Academy

More than a dozen locals got a taste of what a firefighter faces on the job.

Rain may delay or cancel Chico State graduation ceremonies

The university sent students an email warning that the unseasonable weather may change this week's commencement plans.

Glenn County Fair Preps

FFA kids and carnival workers are all getting ready for four days of fun in Orland for this year's fair.

Feather Fiesta Days in Oroville

The 70-year-old tradition brought the community in Oroville together this weekend.

Durham's May Day Parade draws a crowd

About a thousand people came out to celebrate community today in Durham.

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