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!

Jessica's Stories
Joshua Lollar of Spring, Texas charged in US Capitol riot
FBI agents said Joshua Lollar posted a Facebook live video of him clashing with police officers while making his way into the Capitol.
Houston police officer was part of Capitol storm, chief says
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he was emailed a photo of the officer who was among the group that stormed the Capitol.
Change to existing law could impact how you protect your home from intruder
The proposed bill deals with how you can protect your home in case of an intruder, but some believe it gives criminals protection.
Eviction escalates to SWAT response in Deer Park
Investigators say this was not a normal eviction situation. They say the resident grabbed a gun and threatened to shoot officers.
15-year-old shot in road rage shooting along Katy Freeway, sheriff says
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a person shot at another vehicle and ended up shooting the teen, who was a passenger, in the arm.
With new UK COVID-19 variant in Harris County, doctors say virus must be controlled
While the current COVID-19 vaccine is believed to work on the variant, he said the virus must be kept from further mutating.
Fort Bend Co. deputy constable dies of COVID-19 one month after getting sick, family says
"They talk about police and everything that's going on in this world, he was one of the good ones," said a friend of Avery Canady.
Fire ravages SE Houston family's home of 46 years, leaving elderly siblings with nothing
Constance Thompson and Lawrence Jones were lucky to get out of the home safely before the electrical fire destroyed everything.
Houston law enforcement plans to fight city's increase of violent road rage incidents
HPD recorded 200 road rage incidents that involved shootings in 2020. Now, they have a plan to address this alarming number.
Liberty Co. woman was kidnapped at gunpoint by man who was stalking her, family says
The family of 32-year-old Erika Rios Valdez says the man walked up to her as she was coming home from work and "just took her."