Nia Watson

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

  Bennettsville receives $435,000 grant to clean up neighborhood

Florence residents to vote on $198 million school upgrade plan

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

Forum addresses current issues in local and state education

Credit unions make donation in honor of ‘Florence7’

Community helps to get Hania Aguilar’s family a new home

Hundreds attend swearing in of new Robeson County sheriff and staff

Pee Dee students rally to stop gun violence

Darlington school celebrates 200 years of education

Florence County Sheriff makes plea for better pay for law enforcement

Parents frustrated over Marion school still closed after Hurricane Florence

Dying Towns: Officials in Timmonsville hoping the town will see growth

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

Community moved by pay it forward tribute of fallen Florence County officers

Suspect in ambush of Florence County officers refuses to participate in hearing

’This is a place of honor. It’s a place of heritage’ community continues efforts to restore historic cemetery

Neighbor heard yelling before a Florence teenager was shot and killed

Florence County Inv. Farrah Turner’s hometown remembers one of their own

Deaths of Florence County officers have a lasting impact on community

‘This is truly a great loss for us:’ Family, community remembers Farrah Turner as a hometown hero.