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Hayley Watts

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

Title: Anchor & Producer

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 or contact her on Facebook.

Recent Posts by Hayley Watts

Expert warns of toxicity risk in some Halloween costumes

Experts are warning about toxins in some Halloween costumes, candy and even trick-or-treat bags.

Modoc Sheriff: 'I disagree with decision to close the Modoc National Forest'

The Modoc County Sheriff is speaking out against the closure of 9 national forests in our state. One of them is the Modoc National Forest.

Chico Mayor talks plan to clean up parks, get homeless into shelters

State of Chico's homeless crisis and lawsuit calling for more shelter options.

Fighting back against rising mail theft

Action News Now's Hayley Watts investigates what you can do if thieves target your mailbox

CA Public Advocates Office identifies 'serious' flaws in PG&E wildfire safety plan

The CPUC’s Public Advocates Office is recommending the CPUC reject PG&E’s plan until the serious flaws are fixed in its wildfire safety plans.

Get Movie Tickets for Cinemark 14 in Chico

Book seats or a theater showing in the link below.

New hope for cancer recovery

Chico man shares his story of overcoming a stark diagnosis as he gains ground on the battle against lung cancer.

Assemblyman Gallagher talks social media freedoms

State Assemblyman James Gallagher explains his goals with a new bill to apply the First Amendment protections to social media.

Building your best defense in a health crisis

Insight on obesity risks with COVID-19, and how to shift your lifestyle to give yourself a better shot at a healthy future.

Salvation Army volunteers talk spirit of giving

We check in with Salvation Army as they feed families in need through the pandemic.

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