Chandler Watkins

Chandler Watkins


Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Chandler is excited to be in Shreveport 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 Northwest Louisiana, watching sports, or trying out new foods.


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

Recent Articles by Chandler

  Iowa moves forward with Hurricane Laura recovery efforts

  Beauregard coming together as a community to rebuild

  Hackberry: damage, donations, and volunteers

  Sulphur receives 18-wheeler full of donations from North Carolina

  Sulphur residents who rode out the storm, speak on the damage

  Cameron Parish residents come back to damage

  Calcasieu Coroner’s Office damaged during storm

Casinos across Louisiana to close at midnight amid COVID-19 concerns

  Sulphur and DeRidder are two of the safest cities in Louisiana

  Secretary of State speaks about election security ahead of 2020 election

  SWLA Lake Charles Launch encourages entrepreneurship

  Senator Kennedy weighs in on President Trump’s 2021 fiscal year budget plan

  Discussions for new concession stand, turf at Sam Houston tabled amidst concerns over Gillis Elementary

  The I-10 Bridge: Past, Present, and Future

  Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office still searching for Bradley Stracener

  Washington-Marion students upgrade local park through Tellurian’s Youth LEAD Program

  Life expectancy is up in the United States; how SWLA compares

  6 Cadets join Louisiana State Police Troop D

  City of Lake Charles to hold panel on JFK’s 1959 Lake Charles visit

  DeRidder community comes together to help the homeless

  Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office releases crime stats from 2018 and 2019

  Children’s Miracle Network chooses 2020 Miracle Family in Southwest Louisiana

  Lake Charles Police offering Safe & Secure Program for burglary prevention

  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