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Sydney Watson

Journalist

Location icon United States

Hi! I’m Sydney. I have always had a passion for writing, and being able to tell local stories. 

I am a student at Coastal Carolina University with a major in communications and a concentration in interactive journalism. I graduate in December 2019 I have experience in producing, writing, and developing relevant story pitches based on the interest of the surrounding community. 

I am a member of the Athenaeum Press and have had my research published at the Horry County Museum. The Rough Seas and Legacies exhibit is currently on display and discusses the impacts pirates had on the landscapes of the Carolinas. The research is also being considered for awards in the SEMC conference in October. 2019. 

Fun fact pirates did not say “argh.” 

I also write for the Chanticleer, the student newspaper at Coastal Carolina University, https://www.thechanticleernews.com. 

I am currently interning with WPDE ABC 15 and hoping to go into the world of producing. I love staying up to date what is going on in the world, and following late-breaking news. 

I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but have lived in South Carolina for the last four years. I love being near and around the water. On my days off, I like to go paddleboarding, kayaking, and hang out at the beach. I have not learned how to surf yet but it is my next goal.

Contact: [email protected]

Portfolio

WPDE ABC 15

WPDE
09/24/2019
Pregnant woman tests positive for meth, learns her home was meth lab

After undergoing tests on their unborn baby, a Missouri couple got some troubling news. Tyler and Elisha Hessel live in Missouri and are expecting their first child in January 2020. What they weren’t expecting was Elisha to test positive for amphetamines-- when she had not used the drug before.

Athenaeum Press

Horry County Museum
Athenaeum Press Project

As a student researcher at the Athenaeum Press, my research was published at the Horry County Museum in the Rough Seas and Legacies exhibition. The exhibit shows viewers the impact that pirates had on the Carolina landscapes during the Golden Age of Piracy.

The Chanticleer News