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

  Medical marijuana bill gains support from S.C. medical professionals

  Tidelands Health begins administering vaccines to 70+; hopes to vaccinate 3,000 by end of week

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

  Grand Strand hospitals work to facilitate 70 and older vaccinations

  Horry County parents weigh in on sending children back to classroom

  ’We’re seeing a lot of sick people’: COVID-19 hospitalizations double, triple at Grand Strand hospitals

  ’He was a very good, all-around person’: Former teachers, FFA members remember Sgt. Best

  ‘An answer to prayer’: Residents, staff at Pawleys Island retirement community receive COVID-19 vaccine

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

  Myrtle Beach Bowl brings boost to Grand Strand businesses

  ‘It’s a real blessing’: McLeod Health begins vaccinating employees against COVID-19

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

  Grand Strand hospitals concerned about holiday season as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise again

  ’We are so excited’: City of Conway paints the town teal ahead of College GameDay

  One Grand Strand organization works to revitalize downtown Myrtle Beach

  Tidelands Health offering ‘groundbreaking’ treatment for high-risk COVID patients

  Myrtle Beach organization working to build housing facility for hurricane recovery volunteers

  Horry County officials form committee to better regulate special event permits

  Final day of early voting in Horry County brings long lines, hours long wait

  DECISION 2020: U.S. Senate candidates talk vision for South Carolina as race tightens

  ‘It’s very important to make sure our vote counts’: People wait hours to vote absentee in Horry County

  Horry County parents at odds over school district’s hybrid learning decision

  Grand Strand minority, small businesses apply for new S.C. relief grant program

  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

  ’He achieved his goal’: Fitness brotherhood recalls Jacob Hancher’s determination to become an officer

  ’He had a heart of gold’: Scout Master recalls slain MBPD officer’s time as an Eagle Scout

  ’He had this pureness about him’: Friends, co-workers remember slain Myrtle Beach officer

  ‘We can’t wait to get started’: New CCU President talks plans for university

  Former Midway Par 3 golf course reopening as ‘The Aero Club Short Course’