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

  Bullying, other student violations on a decline in Florence School District One

Authorities close part of Florence County road during investigation

  Florence County leaders move forward on projects to bring jobs to the area

  Florence School District One hires student-teachers to fill teacher vacancies

  Florence’s new automated meter reading system to provide more accurate billing, save city money

  Florence County interim sheriff talks rebuilding trust with the department, community

  Darlington County school district addresses controversy over historic amphitheater

  Francis Marion University creates spaces to help small businesses in Florence County

  New education, workforce development center officially opens in Lake City

  Florence mayor talks more downtown housing, funding road repairs in State of City address

  Funeral held for father, son killed in bingo hall attempted armed robbery

  Dillon County town passes new curfew law for teens

  One arrested in deadly shooting at Florence County motel

  Class begins for thriving year-round elementary school in Florence

  FSD1, All 4 Autism develop class to help mainstreamed autistic students

  New food vendor teaches employees healthier food options for school lunch

  NCDOT developing $450 million plan to widen I-95 in Robeson County

  School board votes to close South Robeson High School again

  Darlington County School District increases safety and security with $5 million plan

  Student alleges college employee threatened him with a knife, employee resigns

  Historic church in downtown Florence undergoes renovations

  South Robeson High School to stay open, petition created to save another school

  Darlington making progress on drainage issues, but some residents still concerned with flooding

  Parents, students in Robeson County make emotional plea to save their schools

  'It’s just terrible’: Family members of slain Latta man remember loved one

  Darlington County firefighters receive new life-saving equipment

  Charleston church mass shooting survivor tells story of overcoming tragedy

  City of Darlington putting thousands of dollars toward re-paving city-owned roads

  School district proposing to close five schools, parents and students speak out against the plan

  Construction underway for new veterans nursing home in Florence