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

  Horry County elections officials address concerns in delayed mail-in ballots

  ‘We’re doing everything we can': Loris nursing home deals with spike in COVID-19 cases

  Chuck’s Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach reopens under new ownership

  Popular Myrtle Beach restaurant prepares to reopen, while others temporarily close

  ‘COVID is alive and well’: Conway mayor warns community that coronavirus is still a threat

  Decision 2020: Many choose to vote absentee for the primary due to COVID-19

  Parents left scrambling after Horry County Parks and Rec suddenly cancels summer camps

  Decision 2020: Three Democratic candidates vie for Rep. Tom Rice’s U.S. House seat

  ‘Don’t fall for these lines’: Sheriff’s Office releases audio recordings in arrest warrant scam

  Frustration over Memorial Day weekend violence dominate Myrtle Beach City Council meeting

  All S.C. voters allowed to vote absentee in June primaries, area election offices prepare for in-person voting

  Principals collaborate with students, teachers on in-person HS graduation plans

  Grand Strand woman pays tribute to healthcare workers through art on National Nurse Day

  ’We’re just taking it one day at a time’: Conway restaurants create outdoor dining areas

Two people injured in Darlington County shooting

  Short-term rentals taking extra safety precautions for visitors ahead of reopening

  ’It’s affecting everyone’s attitude’: Coronavirus slows down business for stores, others remain close

One person dead after shooting in Dillon County

  Online petition to reopen hair salons garners almost 500,000 signatures

  Little River company creates EPA approved disinfectant solution for hospitals

  Police issue citations for people violating public beach access ban along Grand Strand

  'Follow the orders, stay at home’: Local leaders urge people to comply with ‘Home or Work’ order

  'I think it needs to be seriously considered’: Debate centers around issuing stay-at-home order for S.C.

  Grand Strand residents make hand-sewn face masks in response to shortage

2 people dead following shooting in Dillon County

  Conway pastor’s wife gets tested for the coronavirus after showing symptoms

  Daycares take extra precautions to stay open despite coronavirus outbreak

  Horry County Schools officials talk specific plans to prevent, prepare for coronavirus

  Senior living communities take extra precautions to protect those most vulnerable to coronavirus

  Local financial expert weighs in on how the coronavirus may impact your finances