Hayley Watts is an anchor & producer 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, 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.
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.
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Chico man shares his story of overcoming a stark diagnosis as he gains ground on the battle against lung cancer.
State Assemblyman James Gallagher explains his goals with a new bill to apply the First Amendment protections to social media.
Insight on obesity risks with COVID-19, and how to shift your lifestyle to give yourself a better shot at a healthy future.
We check in with Salvation Army as they feed families in need through the pandemic.
Mayor Coolidge says helping local businesses is near top of the list of pandemic priorities.
CSUC and Cal Fire working to cut fire risk and provide training for future firefighters Wednesday through Friday.
Redding Police arrest a man for gun and drug possession after a routine traffic stop.
During the ongoing health crisis, our immune systems are more important than ever before. Dr. Rand McClain shows us how to stay well this season.