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
Several officers hurt, nearly 200 arrested during George Floyd protest
Several officers were hurt, store were looted and dozens arrested as protests escalated.
Fugitive accused of killing teen found in Mexico by Harris Co. investigators
A fugitive accused of murdering a teen in 1998 was working in a tattoo shop in Mexico when Harris Co. investigators found him.
HFD captain and his girlfriend found dead inside home in Brazoria County, officials say
The woman's family believed she was killed in a murder-suicide.
Restaurant and bar owners eager to open after long closures
After weeks of closures and uncertainty, bars across the area are preparing to reopen at 25 percent capacity.
Fugitive ex-deputy who guarded load of cocaine possibly back in Houston
Tomas Roque Espinoza was supposed to show up for sentencing in 2013, but never did. Now he may be here as a mechanic or electrician.
Woman charged with murder after claiming she shot boyfriend in self-defense, deputies say
Jonie Sablatura allegedly told deputies that her boyfriend was threatening to kill her, so she shot him multiple times.
Video shows HPD officers confront and shoot man with replica gun
New video shows the confrontation between officers and the suspect, who had a BB gun replica of a 9MM Beretta.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tests negative for COVID-19
Members of Turner's staff and several council members were tested after council member Letitia Plummer tested positive for the virus.
Houston rental assistance program enrollment suspended after 90 minutes
In less than two hours, all $15 million in rental assistance was already promised to thousands of applicants.
"This is very, very real" says Houston councilwoman with COVID-19
Letitia Plummer is the first and only elected official in the city of Houston known to have contracted the virus.