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

‘A lot of destruction’: Community in disbelief after deadly EF-3 tornado hits Brunswick County

Black History Spotlight: Chubby Checker is still ‘twistin’ after 60 years

’It doesn’t seem to be right’: Frustrations mount for those 65 and older not eligible to get vaccinated in S.C.

‘We’re very concerned’: AARP SC challenges DHEC on vaccine plan

‘He was a huge pillar in this community’: Twin brother of fallen Horry County officer remembers him

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

‘My son would’ve been very proud’: Fallen MBPD officer posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

First witnesses testify in trial of North Myrtle Beach woman accused of disposing of two newborns

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

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

Deputies investigating shooting that killed one in Darlington County

‘I was afraid:’ Family fears retribution after former Florence County sheriff arrested on domestic violence charge

Governor removes suspended Florence Co. sheriff from office after guilty pleas

'Their world is just falling in around them’: Family of fallen Florence officer appears at accused killer’s bond hearing

‘I was scared. I was praying’: N.C. mother endures unthinkable as man drives off with 3-year-old child inside car

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

'I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers’: Florence priest denies Biden communion over abortion stance

Memorial park being built in Marion to honor Charleston church shooting victim

  Police: Suspect fires shots at 5 Florence police officers; 1 in custody

Federal trial begins for man accused in CresCom Bank double murder

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

SC school district considering a four-day school week

SC drivers weigh in on proposed amendment to place tolls along I-95

Family of Florence officer killed in shootout ‘deeply angered’ over alleged killer’s letters appearing in newspaper

Judge denies motion to toss confession of man accused of killing two Conway bank employees

Store owner honors fallen Florence officers with window display

  Lumberton police office killed in line of duty laid to rest

Sheriff to fix ‘failure in the system’ after evidence tying suspect in 13-year-old’s death to 2016 rape is missed