|Born||Arthur Adam Housley
August 13, 1971
Napa, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Tamera Mowry (2011–present); 1 child|
Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
Most recently Housley was one of the first American reporters on scene in Japan to cover the devastation following the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. He and his crew at one point got within 70 miles of the reactors, filing live streaming reports for Fox News before the nuclear threat forced them to return to Tokyo. His coverage was featured in, among others, The Los Angeles Times, Mediabistro and The Napa Register.
Chilean mine rescue
Housley covered the 2010 Copiapó mining accident for Fox. He was on site and reporting on October 12–13, 2010, as each of the 33 miners, trapped for 69 days, was brought to the surface one at a time in a rescue capsule. His fluency in Spanish was acknowledged by other media including the New York Times and the Hereford Brand.
Earthquake in Haiti
Housley was one of the first correspondents on assignment in Haiti, covering the devastation left in the wake of the earthquake that struck the Caribbean island nation on January 12, 2010. he wound up using a plug-in mike he found at the Consumer Electronics show the week earlier to record reports shot on his iPhone. Housley and his cameraman, Eric Barnes, were able to turn rescue footage shot by Congressman Kendrick Meek (D-FL) into broadcast news. The coverage featured here.
Overall he has reported in eight Latin American countries including Nicaragua, Venezuela and El Salvador reporting on the war against drugs and scoring an exclusive interview with Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega. During his tenure, Housley was seen in and around Thailand providing extensive on-site coverage in the wake of the Southeast Asia tsunami. He was also FNC's lead reporter for Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2003 campaign and has covered six hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita and filed more than 45 stories from Mexico and the southern border.
Housley reported during Operation Iraqi Freedom from Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain and the Persian Gulf and has spent time covering the war on terror from Pakistan and in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In December 2005, Housley was one of a few reporters selected to witness the execution of murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams at San Quentin.
Prior to joining FNC, Housley served as a reporter at KTXL-TV (Fox) in Sacramento, California from 1999–2001, where he received an array of awards including the 2001 Regional Associated Press Reporting Award and a Regional Emmy Award. In addition, he was the lead reporter for KFTY-TV, an independent station in Santa Rosa, California, from 1998-2000. Before that, Housley was a live reporter for KCPM-TV (NBC) in Chico, California from 1997–98, where he won a California Department of Forestry Award for capturing a wanted 50,000 acre arsonist. Housley began his career as a reporter for KVON-KVYN radio in his native Napa, where he developed and produced newscasts.
Prior to his career in television, Housley played professional baseball and was drafted by the Montreal Expos and played for both the Milwaukee Brewers and the Detroit Tigers minor league organizations. He was also a Junior Olympic All-American baseball player as a pitcher and hitter. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Housley played on the 1992 National Champion College World Series Baseball Team and spent two summers playing for Harwich in the Cape Cod League.
- Eddie Farrell "FOX News reporter, with Hereford family connection, covers the world", Hereford Brand, October 24, 2010
- Napa Register coverage of tsunami in Japan
- Mediabistro coverage of tsunami in Japan
- L.A. Times coverage of Japanese tsunami
- Marty James Crushers' Housley a news hound for Fox TV at Napa Valley Register, Napa, California, June 30, 2006.