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

  Construction underway for new veterans nursing home in Florence

  CareSouth Carolina opens state of the art facility in McColl

  FCSO’s Special Response Team enhances training with new high-tech equipment

  Leaders add Irby Street to city of Florence redevelopment districts

  New major housing development planned for West Florence

  Historic cannons from Civil War ship returned to the Pee Dee

5-year-old boy shot, killed by stray bullet laid to rest

  Community prays for missing 85-year-old S.C. woman’s safe return

  A mobile command center, new text alert system part of MBPD safety plan for this year’s CCMF

  Man charged in Hartsville car dealership burglary where shots were fired at deputies also suspect in Florence car theft

  School board approves budget, outsourcing food services during lengthy meeting

  One year later, family of Timmonsville shooting victims talk about coping with loss

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

  Pee Dee healthcare center uses virtual reality therapy to treat patients

  Fallen soldiers and their families honored at Florence Memorial Day ceremony

  Closure of behavioral health facility in Pee Dee leaves some parents scrambling

  Dozens of rape kits untested in Florence County, some damaged due to Hurricane Florence

  State commission approves Duke Energy Progress rate increase for customers

  SC school district considering a four-day school week

  New business in Marlboro County looking to put 250 people back to work

  Task force meets to discuss flooding in Marion County, cleanup day in Nichols

  Lumberton first responders receive free home security cameras

  District-wide pay increase, renovations proposed in Florence One budget

  Timmonsville school district making substantial progress one year after state takeover

  Two new fire stations, wastewater facility proposed for West Florence

  Lake City’s art festival getting bigger, better every year

  ‘Our kids deserve more’: Thousands of teachers, supporters rally in Columbia for education reform

  Hundreds of Pee Dee teachers to attend teacher rally in Columbia

  ‘Elected officials should be held to a higher standard:’ Senator sounds off on Florence County sheriff’s indictment

  SC drivers weigh in on proposed amendment to place tolls along I-95