Dakota Watson

Dakota Watson


Dakota Watson joined KPLC in January 2018 as a morning news reporter. Dakota is from Columbia, South Carolina, and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism in December 2017 from USC. While at USC, Dakota served as a reporter, anchor, producer, and director for the university's daily news shows.

Aside from his love for news, Dakota's passions include sports, traveling, his faith, and spending time with family and friends. He is excited to explore Louisiana, and immerse himself in the culture and environment (but mainly the food).

Dakota would love to get to know as many people as possible. Follow him on Facebook to reach out to him, or give him story ideas!


  • University of South Carolina, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Dakota

Lowering your cable bill with a phone call

Freezing your credit score

How the Equifax data breach affects you

Generic phone chargers create burn risk

Facebook Messenger Kids app flaw

Student discount deals

Avoiding camera hackers

AT&T to start blocking robocalls

Teens turning away from Facebook

  Girl licks ice cream, faces charges in juvenile court

4th of July: by the numbers

Food safety for the 4th of July

U.S. government investigates chicken industry

Tuesday’s consumer headlines

Monday’s Consumer headlines

  Checking your Facebook privacy settings

Building up your credit score for recent college graduates

Checking recalls on your rideshare vehicle

FCC working to eliminate robocalls

How the tariffs on Chinese goods could impact you

Protecting your luggage while traveling

U.S. State Department updates travel advisories list

  Repairing and preventing vehicle hail damage

New “one ring” phone scam

Ways to save on summer vacations

  SPECIAL REPORT: Looking for a kidney

  Facebook allows users to “unsend” messages

Ways to cut down your energy bill

  iPhone glitch hacks your camera

  Digital driver’s license now accepted during alcohol purchase