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

  Judge sets bond for Florence County mother charged after 2-year-old son shot

  'I’m in a fog’: Marlboro County HS students cope with the loss of 4 classmates

  Officer shot in Vintage Place shooting honored for 15 years of service

  West Florence residents continue to deal with ‘erratic’ water bills

  Florence County referendum could cause trouble for voters in 2020

  Repairs to be made to sacred Lumbee Tribe dam to prevent flooding

  New mountain bike, run trail coming to Florence

  ‘Local is the New Black’ campaign encourages small business shopping in Lake City

  Darlington County Sheriff’s Office delivers 800 Thanksgiving meals to those in need

  Troopers saturate I-95 during holiday travel watching for speeders, distracted drivers

  ‘They could see my … skull’: Florence County teen out of hospital after pit bull attack

  Marion County leaders aim to combat childhood obesity with new program

  Johnsonville Rescue Squad holds fundraiser to help save department

  MUSC Florence announces new transplant outreach clinic

  Local experts share safe, low-cost ways to winterize your home

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

  Gold Star Families monument unveiled during Veterans Day ceremony

  Robeson County leaders developing disaster plan focused on children

  Dillon County leaders approve funding for much-needed bus service

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

  Darlington County building museum enacts new bill to preserve historic properties

  S.C. Pecan Festival a huge impact on local businesses

  Family of Timmonsville woman charged with child neglect comes to her defense

  FSD1 looks to reform middle schools, holds listening sessions

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

  New affordable, upscale senior housing coming to Lake City

  SCDOT looks to improve dangerous Florence intersection

  S.C. port industry reveals $7.1 billion impact in Pee Dee

  Family, friends honor late Inv. Farrah Turner on anniversary of her death

  Florence County school district holds anti-bullying event