Dakota Watson

Morning Executive Producer/Anchor
Augusta, GA

Dakota joined the WRDW and WAGT team in September 2019. He produces and co-anchors the 4 p.m. hour with Laura Warren.

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

Prior to joining News 12, Dakota was a morning anchor, reporter, and producer for KPLC TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He also has experience in sports radio, and calling play-by-play for high school football and baseball. Dakota and his fiancé are excited to be closer to home, and to explore the CSRA.

Aside from his love for news, Dakota's passions include his faith, sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He also loves meeting new people and would love to get to know as many people in the area as possible. Follow him on Facebook to reach out to him, or email him story ideas at!

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