Haley Harrison has a passion for storytelling and the city of Jacksonville.
She is a Texas girl born and raised, but is no stranger to Duval. Haley played both indoor and beach volleyball at the University of North Florida from 2014 - 2016, and she couldn't be happier to be back in the city she loves!
Haley joined the WJXX/WTLV First Coast News team in April 2020 as an investigative multi-skilled journalist.
In June 2018, Haley began her career as a professional journalist in West Texas at KOSA CBS7 News as a reporter. She was promoted to Weekend Anchor/Investigative Reporter in March 2019.
During her time at CBS7, Haley covered several breaking news stories, political events at the state capital, high-profile murder trials and the mass shootings in both El Paso and Odessa. Although, Haley's knack is for in-depth and investigative journalism. While in West Texas, she exposed big city spending, uncovered illegal pollution in the oil fields and got answers for a community dealing with orange city water.
Haley is also continuing to learn and develop her career outside the First Coast newsroom. In May 2019, she was one of 60 international media professionals selected to participate in the Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellowship, which is a year-long program refine fellow's storytelling skills to accelerate their careers in media.
In May 2018, Haley graduated from Texas Christian University and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication with a degree in Journalism, a certificate in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science.
During her time at TCU, Haley gained experience as a reporter, anchor, producer and editor. In spring 2018, Texas Associated Press and Managing Editors (TAPME) awarded Haley First Place Video (Shorter than 2 Minutes). She was also honored with three TCU Jay & Gail Milner Awards for Visual Story of the Year, Enterprise Reporting and Interactive Story.
While in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Haley interned at KTVT CBS 11 News where she worked closely with the news reporters and investigative team. She also has experience working alongside former Head Investigative Reporter Brett Shipp at ABC’s WFAA Channel 8 News in Dallas.
When Haley isn’t in the newsroom or running around with a camera, she spends her time on the beach, traveling, working out and trying new recipes.
Haley loves living and working in the Jacksonville community.
If you have story ideas or tips, please email Haley at HHarrison@firstcoastnews.com. You can also keep up with her on Facebook or Twitter.