Carl Willis

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

Prior to arriving in Atlanta Carl worked in Houston at KPRC, Orlando at WFTV, and in Amarillo, Texas at KVII.

Carl has covered a wide range of important stories including the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston; the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando; he was the only local Atlanta reporter to cover the trial of George Zimmerman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

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 is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He's married and has a little Alpha man in training.

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