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.

Stay in touch with Shelley through her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Shelley's Stories
Texas teen with no underlying disease fighting for her life after COVID-19 diagnosis
At just 13 years old, the seventh-grader was diagnosed with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, which doctors said was caused by COVID-19.
1st year ER nurse begs for public's help as COVID-19 spreads
"I'm only six months into my career, and I'm exhausted." This millennial is urging people to stay home and wear masks, even as many get vaccines.
Houston-area churches reimagine Christmas services amid COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 can't stop family holiday traditions, but you might end up attending Christmas mass from your living room this year instead.
HPD Chief Acevedo responds to series of police chases in Houston
After two people were left hospitalized, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has a message for drivers who flee officers.
The Christmas COVID bubble: Keep it small, experts say
Testing is in high demand ahead of the holiday week, but it's only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Former Conroe priest Manuel La Rosa-Lopez heading to prison for child indecency
Manuel La Rosa-Lopez was formally sentenced for committing sex acts with underage parishioners 20 years ago.
Houston healthcare worker taking COVID-19 vaccine urges others to 'do it for greater good'
When asked if going home after getting her shot, a Methodist Hospital manager said, "I anticipate going over, taking it, and getting back to work."
After 2 allergic reactions in the UK, Houston doctor says vaccines still safe
After two health workers in the U.K. suffered allergic reactions to the vaccines, a broad warning was issued for people with allergies.
HFD firefighters say staffing issues led to delayed response in fatal crash
Times are tough for Houston firefighters as the pandemic continues to impact their staffing issues. It showed during a fatal crash on Sunday.
HISD mom says son on honor roll is among 42% of failing students
She said he spent the first six weeks simply trying to upload assignments to the HUB, a system many parents have been having issues with.