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
Husband's message to suspect who shot wife over $40 at bank ATM in SE Houston: 'Get a job'
"It's senseless. Cowards. I'm sick and tired of turning on the news and people losing their loved ones to cowards," Hector Gonzalez said.
Man accused of killing 3 in drunk driving crash now a fugitive
Camilo Morejon was live on Facebook moments before the deadly crash. He bragged, "I drive better drunk." After his bond was lowered, he fled.
World's most successful forensic sketch artist retires from HPD after nearly 4 decades
The Houstonian who holds the Guinness World record for forensic drawing spoke about the violent incident that sparked her flame to help victims.
'Get a job!' Sheriff Ed Gonzalez exasperated after yet another senseless tragedy
Authorities say the woman was run over moments after she was robbed in the parking lot of a McDonald's in east Harris County.
Man whose parents were killed execution style says murder suspect making bond 'is not fair'
The son of a couple murdered execution style over three years ago said he was shocked to learn one of the accused killers is out of jail.
N. Houston gas station shooting may have been sparked by car door hitting another, police say
Houston police said a woman was the driver of a white Mercedes Benz with the suspected gunman riding inside.
Shooter on the run after store clerk shot to death in small town of Liberty
The store manager says a customer who appeared to be drunk became upset with the clerk for asking him to leave and shot him twice.
Fired lacrosse coach accused of leaving graphic graffiti messages at students' homes
The graffiti depicts images of male genitalia and include the names of two young men. One is a former student at Episcopal High School and the other is a current student.
Video captures chaos as gunfire erupts in neighborhood near Cy Creek HS
At least two dozen teens were out of the cars, some yelling and some running just moments before the shots were fired.
All Angleton ISD schools closed through end of the week due to COVID
The district in Brazoria County expanded its COVID-related closures from two to now nine.