Nia Watson

Nia Watson

Video journalist

Nia Watson joined WMBF news team in October 2017. Nia is a proud Southern Peach from Stone Mountain, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia, cum laude, with a B.A. in Digital and Broadcast Journalism. While writing for a university magazine at UGA, she found her passion for telling stories and interviewing people. Since then, she has dedicated her time to improving her craft as a journalist. She interned with WUGA radio and was a part of Grady Newsource, a student production of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The daily newscast broadcasts across Athens, Georgia.

After graduation, Nia took her passion for storytelling oversees on a month-long Travel Journalism program to Prague, Czech Republic. There, she produced two in depth digital stories on local Czech culture, titled "The Alternative Face of Prague and Graffiti in Prague: From Art to Vandalism."

When Nia’s not covering stories, she’s either binge watching shows on Netflix or trying out new restaurants. Nia has never been to South Carolina, so she is super excited to see what the Grand Strand and Pee Dee has to offer.

Recent Articles by Nia

Bill to help first responders suffering from PTSD passes SC House

S.C. restaurants call on McMaster to lift ‘Last Call’ restriction ahead of New Year’s Eve

North Myrtle Beach woman accused of killing, disposing of two newborns fails to appear for trial

‘We’re kind of nervous’: Some tourists opt to leave ahead of Isaias, others stay

All S.C. voters allowed to vote absentee in June primaries, area election offices prepare for in-person voting

'Be praying for us’: Conway area church works to rebuild following massive fire

13-year-old N.C. double murder suspect back in custody

SC governor suspends newly sworn-in mayor of Dillon; city council elects mayor pro-tem

SC school district considering a four-day school week

FBI following 50 leads in investigation into kidnapping of 13-year-old NC girl forced into SUV