Carl Willis

Carl Willis joined the Channel 2 Action News team in August 2011.  

Before coming to Atlanta, he worked in a number of diverse and thriving communities including Amarillo, Orlando, and Houston. Carl has covered a broad spectrum of issues such as the controversial Tulia drug bust while working at KVII-TV, and the historic hurricane season that wreaked havoc on Central Florida and the coastline in 2004 while at WSB’s sister station WFTV.

Carl has also filed stories from Jena, LA while covering  the alleged injustice of the Jena Six, a group of black teens jailed after a high school brawl. While in Houston working for KPRC Carl reported from the BP headquarters and told the stories of locals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Carl’s coverage of the high profile retrial of Susan Wright led to his contribution to the E! Entertainment News special, “When Women Kill.”

A native Floridian, Carl earned his degree in Communications from The Florida State University. He was inspired by broadcast journalists at an early age and has been involved and dedicated to print and broadcast journalism since grade school.

Carl lives with his wife in Midtown, and in his spare time enjoys rooting for his beloved Seminoles in every endeavor on and off the field. Raised in St. Petersburg, FL, Carl is also a die-hard Tampa Bay Rays fan. His other hobbies include traveling, still photography, and dabbling in graphic arts.

Carl is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and looks forward to becoming ingrained in the Atlanta community.