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

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

  Sulphur Police undergo active shooter training

  Some residents believe it’s a ‘tale of two cities’ in Lake Charles

Sulphur PD one step closer to getting updated cameras, software

CPSB votes to give employees bigger salary supplement this year

  Vietnam Memorial replica in DeRidder through Veterans Day

  U.S. Army launching new campaign to reach new generation of recruits

Daylight saving time potentially affects your sleep and overall health

  2nd Annual Living Cemetery tour in Lake Charles a hit

  3rd Annual Trick or Treat with the Veterans at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home

Audit finds Allen Correctional Center failed to maintain automotive fuel inventory

Fenton repeals ban on pit bulls

2018 roadway fatalities report released, how SWLA compares

  Chennault hosting Air Force and C-130s for joint training exercises this week

  Lake Charles says it’s putting $6 million into city drainage projects this year

  Tense public hearing at Jeff Davis Building and Grounds Committee meeting over name for new Jennings elementary school

  Westlake City Council votes to join Louisiana Community Development Authority

Lake Charles Police investigate over 100 shootings in 2019

  Robbery suspect gives stolen cash to cops, later returns for money and is arrested