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

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

Teachers group pushes back after McMaster says educators shouldn’t jump vaccine line

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

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

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

'The guy you could depend on’: Brothers in blue, friends honor Marion County deputy killed in crash

  ‘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

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

SC school district considering a four-day school week

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

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

Bond denied for suspect formally charged with murder in officer-involved shooting in SC