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
HPD prepares farewell to fallen Sgt. Christopher Brewster
'Everybody loved Chris': Colleagues used the day before the sergeant's funeral to offer memories at the church he attended.
Student from Spring who survived 2 heart surgeries wins $100k scholarship
Destiny has been through two open heart surgeries and is planning to study medicine in Houston.
Student out $700 after scammer uses 'movie money' for iPhone
Can you spot signs of the fake $100 bill? Police want you to be careful especially during the holidays.
Victim in 5-hour crime spree says he was cut 3 times in head
"It all happened so fast": The victim also nursed a swollen eye, caused by two robbers on a violent spree.
Tejano singer who's a registered sex offender sets comeback tour
Lopez was granted parole after a 20-year prison sentence for raping his niece who was 13 at the time.
WARNING! Possible asbestos exposure in Port Neches: officials
As the fires continue to burn, officials are urging residents to NOT touch the debris due to the possibility of an asbestos exposure.
Evacuation, curfew order lifted for Port Neches area after plant explosion
Less than 48 hours after a massive fire and explosion, residents are being allowed to return to their homes in the Port Neches area.
Evacuation and curfew ordered for 4 miles around TPC plant explosion
A mandatory evacuation and curfew has been ordered for 4 miles around the TPC facility.
Gun store dares smash-and-grab thieves to return after tearing hole in business
From ramming their truck into the store, to getting away with several guns, it was all caught on security cameras.
Suspect charged for creating bomb in attempt to explode ATM
Deputies seized methamphetamine and a stolen Audi SUV when he was arrested.