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

  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

  Preserving the Sabine Pass Lighthouse

  Infrastructure upgrades big focus of Lake Charles 2019-2020 fiscal year budget

CPSB considers BYOD program for several other high schools

LCPD investigating shooting on 10th St

  Representative Higgins tours CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital, discusses early access to healthcare

Lake Charles creates online permit center

  DeRidder Police Department goes pink with new badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  10-year-old found driving school bus across Jennings

Early voting kicks off Saturday

  Lake Charles Police bring back Pastors on Patrol program

  Village of Fenton bans pit bulls, pit bull mixes

  Open checkbook program fails in CPSB Committee

  Winner of 2019 St. Jude Dream Home announced

Lake Charles City Council member believes knowledge of drive-by shooting penalties might deter them

  West Calcasieu Port receives new funding

  Lake Charles City Council backs new I-10 bridge campaign

  Vietnam deal brings Magnolia LNG one step closer to construction

Port of Lake Charles holds special meeting to elect board members

  15-year-old boy honored for saving father’s life

  Lake Area Bahamian talks about Dorian aftermath

  9/11 Survivor recounts being in South Tower when plane hit

  Calcasieu Animal Services provides updates on 2016 major upgrades

Sulphur City Council repeals ordinance prohibiting sale of alcohol in motor vehicles

What caused black water in Contraband Bayou?

Jennings Police restructures narcotics unit for growing drug problem, overdoses in the city

  Law enforcement using surveillance videos to aid investigations