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

  New hotel, entertainment venue coming to downtown Florence

  Judge denies bond for man accused of firing on five Florence police officers

  Police: Suspect fires shots at 5 Florence police officers; 1 in custody

  Florence man involved in deputy chase claims he was wrongfully accused

  Johnsonville residents upset about spike in water bills

  Family of Timmonsville shooting victim speaks on the recent gun violence

  Jury sentences Brandon Council to death for deadly CresCom Bank robbery

  Defense rests in penalty phase of Brandon Council’s death penalty trial

  Family of Brandon Council speaks about his childhood during trial

  Parents voice concerns after Florence school board member arrest

  ‘She was everything to me’: Family of slain bank robbery victim gives emotional testimony

  Victim’s family testifies during sentencing phase in deadly CresCom bank robbery trial

  Jury finds Brandon Council guilty of murdering CresCom bank employees,

  Lake City leaders to hold prayer vigil, meeting in response to recent shootings

  Judge rules accused killer Brandon Council competent to proceed with trial

  Trial for Brandon Council delayed after defense requests mental evaluation

  Prosecution wraps up case with testimony on investigation, autopsies of deadly bank robbery

  Prosecution focuses on arrest, confession tape in deadly CresCom bank robbery trial

  Federal trial begins for man accused in CresCom Bank double murder

  House of Hope plans to build a tiny home community for homeless families

  Florence city leaders restrict commercial traffic on Third Loop Road to make area safer

  Dorian causes minor damage in Marion; no flooding thanks to stormwater project

  Robeson County declares state of emergency, EOC fully activated ahead of Hurricane Dorian

  Florence County officials continue to monitor Dorian, prepare for impacts inland

  'He didn’t deserve to die that way’: Father mourns son killed in Darlington Co. shooting

  Seven people arrested in Florence County drug raids

  New nursing, rehabilitation center coming to Darlington

  S.C. Floodwater Commission releases ways to alleviate flooding, efforts continue in Nichols

  City of Marion undergoes stormwater drainage project to reduce flooding

  Robeson County students, teachers adjust to consolidation plan ahead of new school year