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

  ’Light at the end of the tunnel’: Firefighter cancer bill heads to the governor’s desk

  Conway’s restaurant week kicks off with Rivertown Dine-Around event

  'This is not what we were promised’: HCS Virtual parents weigh in on switching to traditional learning

  'It’s a little frustrating’: Some HCS Virtual students still without schedules

  First day of hybrid learning receives mixed emotions from HCS parents

  Conway Elementary gives inside look as students head back to class during pandemic

  ’We’re ready’: How HCS nurses prepare to care for students during a pandemic

  ‘Do the best you can’: HCS parents weigh in on juggling hybrid learning schedule

  Grand Strand hospitals warn of possible COVID-19 spikes after Labor Day weekend

  ’We got to do smart testing’: SC doctor weighs in on CDC change to COVID-19 testing guidelines

  ‘Want to make sure people are safe’: MBPD to bring in extra manpower for Labor Day weekend

  Myrtle Beach restaurant, Help 4 Kids team up to provide 100 meals for kids in need

  S.C. Supreme Court hears arguments on hospitality fees case

  McLeod Health announces plan for new hospital in Carolina Forest

  Stray golf balls causes property damage in River Oaks communities; golf course not responsible

  ‘It’s hitting our home': Horry County leaders work to regulate ‘reckless’ gunfire

  Thousands of Horry County students show interest in virtual learning program

  State receives Horry County Schools’ reopening plan; may not be approved until next week

  ’This was worse for us than Matthew’: Cleanup begins in neighborhood damaged by Isaias

  ‘We’re kind of nervous’: Some tourists opt to leave ahead of Isaias, others stay

  Grand Strand private school prepares to reopen, reacts to SAFE grants debate

  Safety is ‘guiding light’ for HCS board chairman while creating reopening plan

  Some Grand Strand parents choosing full-time virtual learning due to pandemic

  S.C. National Guard medics arrive at Grand Strand hospitals nearing capacity

  Some Grand Strand private schools prepare to reopen for traditional learning next month

  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