Jessica Willey
When Jessica Willey was 5 years old, she drew a picture. On it was the headline, 'I want to be a news reporter.' Even then, she knew what she wanted to do and today she's at the best station in the country doing it. Jessica's career has taken her from Texas and back with that goal in mind.

Since joining the Eyewitness News Team in 2000, she has reported from Iraq, Kuwait, Germany, Mexico and Italy as well as from across the country on some of the biggest stories in the world. Osama bin Laden's killing, Hurricane Katrina, Pope John Paul II's passing and the War in Iraq have been some of the most memorable. In 2013, Jessica was the first local reporter "live" from Boston hours after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

Jessica has been honored for her work. The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association has recognized her for her reporting. She has also been awarded a regional Emmy for a half hour program about a controversial museum exhibition from Germany. That same special won a national award -- a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.

Jessica came to Channel 13 from KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City. She started her career in Denison, Texas.

Jessica graduated from Boston University. During college, she spent a semester abroad in England and was a member of BU's Varsity Crew Team. Now she challenges herself by running half marathons.

Besides reporter, Jessica has other titles -- Wife and Mom. She and her husband, a native Houstonian, have three precious children. It's true what they say about the 3rd child -- they're easy. Her first two, a boy and a girl, have learned to share early on; they were born on the same day 2 years apart ... and, no, it wasn't on purpose!

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