Chandler Watkins

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! In her free time, you can find Chandler exploring Southwest Louisiana, watching sports, or trying out all the amazing Cajun food.


  • University of Central Arkansas, Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations, 2017

Recent Articles by Chandler

  New ‘sextortion’ scam targeting victims

Car crashes into Carlyss mobile home following police pursuit

  City of Lake Charles launches “The Veterans’ Oral Histories Project”

  USS Orleck passes major hurdle towards potential move to Jacksonville

  “I can multiply”: Local group shows importance of knowing multiplication

  New restaurant coming to the Enterprise Boulevard Economic Development District

  Ragley residents voice concerns over proposed compressor station at neighborhood meeting

  Lake Charles City Council votes to privatize Civic Center management

  Officials stress fire safety for new year after several fatal fires in December

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office year in review

  Lake Charles announces Acadian Ambulance project in Nellie Lutcher Cultural District

  Lake Charles sewing class makes quilts for local veterans

  Lake Charles City Council takes final action on city’s agreement with Crying Eagle Brewery

  Virtual scenario training for local law enforcement

  Tornado responsible for one fatality in Rosepine, traveled 63 miles from DeRidder to Alexandria

  CPSO deputies complete week long training

  When will the new Calcasieu Coroner’s Office be built?

  Finances discussed at the last Sulphur City Council meeting of 2019

Lake Charles holding a public meeting for future of the Civic Center

  Lake Charles City Council unanimously votes to look into televising meetings

  2 former Lake Charles Police officers sentenced to 5 years probation

  Preventive health care at the forefront of genetic testing at CHRISTUS Ochsner Wellness Screening and Genetics Center

  CPSO executes warrant on wrong house, issues apology to homeowners

Authorities: Man shot by deputy expected to be arrested when released from hospital

Man in surgery following officer-involved shooting near Lacassine

  Authorities still searching for answers to human head found in Cameron Parish in 2018

  Sulphur Police arrest 3 in connection to ATM theft

  City of Lake Charles bus stops get upgrades

  Washington-Marion students create powerful cyberbullying PSA

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office launches Real Time Crime Center