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

  U.S. Secretary of Education visits Florence County schools, talks education reform with local leaders

Grand Strand, Pee Dee leaders talk economic development efforts at annual summit

Supporters hold rally for FSD1 $198 million referendum, those opposed speak out

“Hateful” comments lead to changes on policy during Darlington city council meetings

Florence organization hosts Valentine’s Day dinner for homeless, honors lost loved ones

Residents form task force to tackle Florence’s creek litter problem

School district plans to reconfigure schools, holds meeting to address concerns

Residents along Florence road discuss flooding concerns with city council

New inclusive playground equipment installed at Florence school

More homes being built in Florence as part of Neighborhood Redevelopment Program

Hyatt Place hotel officially opens in downtown Florence

SC House passes amendment that gives money back to counties, cities

Organization holds fundraiser for Florence County deputy wounded in October 3rd shooting

Florence County school districts welcome 4 new school resource officers

Pee Dee town deals with wastewater woes, state officials step in to help

Country music artists hit the stage for the Carolina Country Music Awards

Organization to bring downtown Darlington alive with free concerts this summer

Two of NC’s most dangerous roadways in Robeson County

Group raises awareness as one in four Florence County students go without weekend meals

City of Hartsville honors once forgotten African American cemetery