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

  '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

  ‘This kid would’ve had a whole life’: Community reacts to arrest in Baby Boy Horry’s death

  Myrtle Beach leaders monitor, prepare for potential impacts of coronavirus

  Sanders holds rally in Myrtle Beach days before S.C. Democratic primary

  Myrtle Beach leaders throw support behind bill to provide beach renourishment funding

  Lt. Gov. Evette looks to improve public transportation in Myrtle Beach, across state

  Flooding continues to impact communities across the Grand Strand

  'Water is already up to the front door’: Flooding leaves neighbors frustrated in Horry County

Horry County Police searching for endangered missing woman

  Horry County, community members discuss concept of future Revolutionary War park

  Lt. Gov. Evette tours Myrtle Beach technical school for closer look at workforce development

  'Be praying for us’: Conway area church works to rebuild following massive fire

Deputies investigating shooting that killed one in Darlington County

  New business innovation center coming to downtown Myrtle Beach

  ‘I was afraid:’ Family fears retribution after former Florence County sheriff arrested on domestic violence charge

  Pedestrian safety improvements begin in The Market Common

  'It’s been very emotional’: Coker University remembers student who died after Hartsville lounge shooting

Two dead, four injured in Hartsville nightclub shooting

One killed in overnight accident on Hwy 17 in Myrtle Beach

  Organization uses Day of Service to repair hurricane-damaged Pee Dee homes

  Plans for recreational complex, walking trail in the works for Darlington

  Governor removes suspended Florence Co. sheriff from office after guilty pleas

  'Their world is just falling in around them’: Family of fallen Florence officer appears at accused killer’s bond hearing