Chandler Watkins

Chandler Watkins


Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Chandler is excited to be in Shreveport 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 Northwest Louisiana, watching sports, or trying out new foods.


  • University of Central Arkansas, Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations, 2017

Recent Articles by Chandler

  Shreveport mayor, his commission on race meet to discuss policing and community relations

  Bishop of Shreveport diocese pens letter about racism

  “With unity, you have a lot of power”: Protesters let their voices be heard at rally in Shreveport

  Family recalls extreme isolation of DeSoto man’s 65-day, life-or-death battle with COVID-19

  Possible game changer: LSU Health Shreveport trailblazing research into using nitric oxide as a COVID-19 treatment

  Childhood immunizations down during COVID-19 pandemic

  Will Caddo students head back to classroom this fall?

  83% of NWLA high school students face mental health challenges at school, survey finds

  NW Louisiana sees ‘slight uptick’ in COVID-19 hospitalizations

  93-year-old East Texan sews hundreds of lap quilts for nursing home residents

  NSU grad ‘rolls’ with virtual commencement ceremony

  North Louisiana man endures 5 weeks of isolation on his long road to recovery from the COVID-19 virus

  Willis-Knighton employees get meal, free tank of gas

  Results of COVID-19 clinical trials may be months away

  April 24 marks 1-year anniversary of deadly Ruston tornado

DPSO names Mansfield drowning victim

  Man drowns in rain-swollen canal

  Hospital ER visits decline amid COVID-19 outbreak

  Effort focuses on COVID-19 testing in underserved areas

  Health officials discuss clinical trials in Northwest Louisiana, their difficulties in fighting COVID-19

  Equipment disinfects ambulances within minutes

  La. State Representative wants businesses reopened as soon as possible

  Shreve City Walmart open; first responders testing site in parking lot

  CPSO, other agencies discuss new testing site

Coronavirus may impact child abuse rates

  LSU Health-Shreveport first in state to test plasma treatment for coronavirus

  COVID-19 survivors give plasma to help others

  Caddo inmate tests positive for coronavirus

  Restaurants making changes to stay open during Louisiana’s ‘stay at home’ order

  Shreveport seeking to raise awareness of COVID-19 virus