Carl Willis

 

Carl Willis joined the WSB-TV 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.

Latest from Carl Willis

Pet owners want change when it comes to dogs left in cold

Some pet owners want changes when it comes leaving animals outside during weather emergencies. Currently, it is not illegal to tether or chain animals outside in Walton County, but owners do have to bring them in during declared weather emergencies. "Most areas animal control ordinances do say they're supposed to ...

Hall County finalizes storm plan ahead of Tuesday snow

Families that lost power in the last winter storm thanks to ice build up are hoping snow doesn't present the same problems. Parts of north Georgia are under a winter storm warning and metro Atlanta remains under a winter weather advisory until Tuesday morning and afternoon.  [Read the full winter ...

Local mother says she was wrongfully handcuffed in front of her children

Local parents are outraged that deputies put them in handcuffs in front of their small children. They say they were headed northbound on Georgia 400 when deputies swarmed their truck. "They all got out of their cars. They drew their weapons," said Angela Senior. She said this was anything but ...

Workers complain of unbearable conditions at local warehouse

A worker is claiming unbearable conditions at a local furniture warehouse and has filed a formal complaint. Shirelle Cooper says she was just one of the employees at Belnick. Inc. in Canton who went to great lengths to stay warm in what she calls extreme temperatures. She has pictures of ...

More GSU art project cameras force evacuations

Residents told only Channel 2 Action News that they were asked to evacuate after the discovery of a suspicious device. It was part of the same Georgia State University art project that brought the Downtown Connector in Atlanta to a standstill Monday. Tuesday, residents say a bomb squad was called ...

Local father upset at how school handled son’s injury

A local father says his 5-year-old son came home injured with a busted lip, which needed stitches, and loose teeth. Maurice Walton, Sr. says the administrators at Peyton Forest Elementary School gave him different stories about what happened. However, an Atlanta Public Schools spokesperson says the staff went above and ...

Man says his miniature horse shot, killed outside his home

Neighbors say someone fired a high-powered rifle that killed a miniature horse and riddled a home with bullets in Fulton County. Larry Kidd says he lets his miniature horses roam his 15 acres in Chattahoochee Hills. One day he found one of them shot and killed and he believes it's ...

Deputies: Thieves now ordering, stealing holiday gifts

Deputies say they're looking out for a new kind of holiday crime. Thieves are stealing credit card information to order and ship expensive items, then attempting to steal the packages right from their victim's doorsteps. Tuesday, Forsyth County deputies arrested Russell Robinson, 26, and Randy Dinkins, 33, after an alert ...

Neighbors believe graffiti is tied to break-ins

People in a south Fulton County neighborhood say they feel powerless as they try to stop graffiti vandals from tagging homes.   Channel 2's Carl Willis reported from the neighborhood about three weeks ago about a string of burglaries.   Now, the same neighbors are asking for help to catch ...

Dead dog causes concern in DeKalb apartment complex

Residents in a DeKalb County apartment building say a dog was left to die inside of an apartment unit. Even though they called police and animal control, they say no one has removed the animal's body. Residents say the stench became overwhelming Sunday morning. "It's strong and it's hideous," said ...

 
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