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

  8 SWLA residents among the 63 arrested statewide in Operation Broken Heart

Sulphur residents losing recycling through city; encouraged to use CPPJ Solid Waste Convenience Center

  Lake Charles City Council votes to allow LCPD exceed overtime budget

  LCPD releases names of victims in double homicide investigation on 5th Street

  Fort Polk community welcomes familiar face as new Garrison Commander

  Lake Charles Police announce 8 arrests, searching for 2 armed suspects

  Sulphur High School students donate radar speed signs to city through SCIP

Police investigate after puppy found in Kinder dumpster

  Sulphur Police honor Acadian Ambulance for quick response to motorcade crash

  Local teachers react to Legislature passing teacher pay raises

‘100 Deadliest Days’ for teen drivers between Memorial Day and Labor Day

  What to do if you get pulled out to sea

  Cameron Parish Deputy hailed as hero after he and several others rescue children at Mae’s Beach

  Louisiana laws and penalties on leaving a child in a vehicle

  Cancer leading cause of death among firefighters, IAFF says

  Fort Polk and JRTC holds Memorial Day Ceremony

  DeRidder girl asks for food donations for city pound in lieu of birthday presents

  Manifest shows what hazardous chemicals were on 18-wheeler that shut down WB I-10 in Sulphur for hours

  How to escape a sinking car

  Sulphur Police arrest 5 accused of having inappropriate relationships with juvenile

  Westlake Police Department moves into new building

DWI look back period in Louisiana

  Three officers injured in motorcade crash receive presidential coins

Sulphur residents to see utility rates raise after City Council passes ordinances

  State lawmakers looking to crack down on DWI offenders

  Hackberry residents react to Pres. Trump visiting Cameron LNG

  Sulphur Police partners with NHTSA for ‘Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month’

  Local doctor shares son’s story to highlight importance of routine well visits

  Four teens recall being rescued after getting stuck off Cameron coast

Local doctor discusses rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria