Shelley Childers
Shelley joined Eyewitness News in February 2018.

She comes to ABC13 from Detroit where she spent two years covering the revitalization of Motown. From the detrimental impacts of the Flint Water Crisis and state take over of the Detroit public school system, to the ground breaking investment in driverless technology and new wave of enthusiasm for small business owners, she was there to document each step forward and the long journey ahead.

Before Detroit, Shelley spent several years along the Texas-Mexico border covering the explosive situation in the Rio Grande Valley. As a reporter/anchor/bureau chief for KRGV, she covered everything from civilian militias and human smuggling to kidnappings, drug trafficking and the 2014 humanitarian crisis.

Shelley began her career in Midland-Odessa covering the highs and lows of Texas' oil country. While in west Texas, she spent a week at MCRD San Diego experiencing the true grit of what it takes to join the U.S. Marine Corps.

Born in Houston and raised in Katy, she is a proud Taylor High School "Fighting Mustang" and Michigan State University grad.

Shelley brings with her accolades from the Texas AP Broadcasters, three rescue animals along with her husband and daughter. A lover of all things queso she is thrilled to be home in Space City. You can catch her at BBVA Compass Stadium cheering on the Dynamo most Saturday nights.

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Shelley's Stories
Pre-kindergartner dropped off and left alone at Aldine ISD school 13 minutes before opening
A mother can't get over the what-ifs after her pre-kindergartner's day care dropped him off at school all alone before doors opened for the day.
UH medical student hopes to save lives after her dad, who didn't have primary care, died
A third-year medical student said becoming a doctor has always been her dream. But being accepted into the inaugural class of 30 students is something she calls divine intervention.
Houston ISD's independence remains in limbo following Texas Supreme Court ruling
The state initiated a takeover in 2019 when Wheatley HS suffered years of poor academic performance, and a dysfunctional board meeting made headlines with bitter in-fighting.
Missouri City officer accused of assaulting boyfriend with police baton and Taser
The Houston mayoral candidate is charged with continuous family violence assault. In one instance, records say a video shows her yelling at her boyfriend and striking him multiple times with a baton.
Mother finds daughter 26 years after abduction, now fights for new law
Bianca Lozano was abducted by her father in 1995, when she was just 20 months old. Private investigators found her, but can't do much without the right paperwork.
Online predator caught with 12-year-old in Stafford after being tracked in real-time, police say
In a case that spanned from Del Rio to Stafford, Texas, investigators said they caught an online predator in action with license plate reader technology.
Grief counselors at Alief ISD school after teacher killed
Wendy Duan was a third-grade educator when she was found dead in her backyard. Little remains known about the suspect.
Attorney for man accused of kidnapping Bumble date raises questions on allegations' credibility
"Not to be insensitive," the attorney for the suspect accused of kidnapping his Bumble date says that the credibility of the allegations can be questioned.
'He's a fighter' San Antonio born baby with unknown skin condition celebrates his 4th birthday
Ja'bari Gray was born with a condition that even his doctors were unaware of, but that didn't stop him from defying the odds to reach another milestone.
ABC13's Neighborhood Safety Tracker breaks down HPD findings in 2022 comparing previous years
Where in Houston have homicides increased? How many people on average died each week in 2022? ABC13's Neighborhood Safety Tracker revealed the staggering stats.