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
HISD says 42% of its students failed one or more classes during first grading period
Texas' largest school district says the first grading period included the six weeks HISD was doing online learning.
Vascular surgeon brings rare life-saving surgery to Houston
Rodolfo Sandoval is one of the first patients in Houston to undergo a surgery by Dr. Gustavo Oderich, one of only two doctors in Texas with access to the stents.
4-year-old boy who lost both parents to COVID-19 gets worldwide support
A GoFundMe account has raised more $167,000 from more than 3,600 people!
Younger population leading COVID-19 positive case count
As positive cases in both Harris County and Houston spike to June levels, hospitalizations are only slowly creeping up.
Top Houston doctor warns thousands could die waiting for COVID-19 vaccines
Dr. Peter Hotez predicts at the current rate, another 150,000 American lives will be lost to COVID-19 before February.
Harris Co. Public Health Authority Dr. Shah warns of pandemic fatigue before leaving post
The Harris Co. Public Health Authority is heading to Washington state to serve as secretary of health, but first, he has a warning for Houstonians.
Former Conroe priest pleads guilty to molesting children 20 years ago
Manuel La Rosa-Lopez's attorney says, "he accepts responsibility," but survivors say a lot of work still needs to be done.
4-year-old boy loses both parents to coronavirus 102 days apart
A Texas child will have to grow up with out his parents after the virus took one and then the other 102 days apart.
Fort Bend Women's Center among domestic violence shelters losing funding as needs increase
Domestic violence rates are on the rise, yet as the need for help increases, local shelters are having to cut their budgets.
Houston City Council approves multi-million relief fund to help local musicians and venues
The pandemic has certainly hurt the corporate music industry, but there's a new relief fund to help musicians and venues survive.