Chandler Watkins - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Chandler Watkins

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Chandler is excited to be in Lake Charles covering the news that matters to you. Chandler graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in December 2017 after studying broadcast journalism and public relations.

She worked for the student-run news station, News 6, as a reporter, anchor, and even news director! Chandler is joining the KPLC team as a Reporter/MMJ.

In her free time, you can find Chandler exploring Southwest Louisiana, watching sports, or trying out all the amazing Cajun food. To reach Chandler, you can send her an email at cwatkins@kplctv.com.

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    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-07-18 01:01:13 GMT

    There are few things more critical to our health and well being than good clean water. And that's why members of the Louisiana Rural Water Association meget for a conference in Lake Charles each year. Clean, healthy drinking water is one of the things most people in Louisiana take for granted.  But Leslie Durham found out first hand what it's like to have bad water... "I'm actually from St. Joseph so I've had to live with bad water for about ten years and my home actuall...

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    There are few things more critical to our health and well being than good clean water. And that's why members of the Louisiana Rural Water Association meget for a conference in Lake Charles each year. Clean, healthy drinking water is one of the things most people in Louisiana take for granted.  But Leslie Durham found out first hand what it's like to have bad water... "I'm actually from St. Joseph so I've had to live with bad water for about ten years and my home actuall...

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  • Breaking

    BPSO: DeRidder man arrested for second-degree murder

    BPSO: DeRidder man arrested for second-degree murder

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-18 00:33:28 GMT
    Antoine Porter (Source: BPSO)Antoine Porter (Source: BPSO)

    BPSO found a deceased person in a bedroom in a residence.

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    BPSO found a deceased person in a bedroom in a residence.

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  • City officials announce new parks initiative: Partners in Parks

    City officials announce new parks initiative: Partners in Parks

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-07-17 21:31:57 GMT
    "Partners and Parks" is aimed to revitalize parks in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)"Partners and Parks" is aimed to revitalize parks in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)
    "Partners and Parks" is aimed to revitalize parks in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)"Partners and Parks" is aimed to revitalize parks in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)

    Hunter revealed the poster during a news conference in front of a crowd of children, sponsors, councilmen, board members, organizations and more. The goal is to transform parks and green spaces throughout the city of Lake Charles. 

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    Hunter revealed the poster during a news conference in front of a crowd of children, sponsors, councilmen, board members, organizations and more. The goal is to transform parks and green spaces throughout the city of Lake Charles. 

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