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
Sexual assault suspect stuns detectives and admits to 2 Houston cold case murders, detectives say
After many years, families are getting answers to their loved ones deaths. The suspected killer? He's already in jail for an unrelated charge.
Federal investigators at site of MD-87 plane crash in Waller County
Despite the fiery wreckage, all 21 people, who were headed to Boston for Game 4 of the ALCS between the Astros and Red Sox, miraculously survived.
Texas plane crash: No one seriously injured after MD-87 jet heading to Boston crashes on takeoff
Amazingly, everyone escaped the wreckage safely, with no serious injuries reported, officials said.
Texas' ban over once legal hemp product, Delta 8, raises questions over legality
The move is creating confusion over what's really allowed with Texas declaring hemp illegal.
Father begs for help after family split up during Afghanistan evacuation
Sitting with his 16-year-old son, Mobaraz Naseri says not a minute goes by where he's not fearing for his wife and three other kids in Afghanistan.
Hit-and-run victim's mother begs for suspect to come forward
More than three weeks after Karina Williams was killed while checking her flat tire on a West Loop exit ramp, her mother has a message for all drivers.
Neighbors, police, firefighters shower 7-year-old double-cancer survivor
After receiving a bone marrow transplant from his mom back in Sept., little Cayson was able to head home from the hospital several weeks earlier than expected.
Valet worker killed in crash beat childhood leukemia only to die by reckless driver, loved ones say
Through hugs, tears and inconsolable pains, loved ones lamented their loss and called for justice.
YES Prep Southwest Secondary student says principal saved them: 'He took a shot for us'
"I really can say Mr. Espinoza is really brave for what he did. I really do thank him for trying to save us, because he really did save us," a student said.
Man poses as trash collector to break into home
Home surveillance video showed a man taking off with items from someone's home. While an arrest was made, the bold act has shaken the neighborhood.