Charles Watson
Charles Watson joined the Action News Team as a reporter in October of 2023, an exciting move, especially since his mother often referred to him as "Action News" when he was a curious boy growing up in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining the Action News team, Charles was an Atlanta-based news correspondent for a national outlet. Charles was responsible for monitoring and responding to news, not only in Georgia, but in seven other states across the southeast. As a correspondent, he was on the ground reporting on multiple national stories, including the deadly condo collapse in Surfside, Fla., the beating death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police, the search for Gabby Petito, the murder trial and guilty verdict of disgraced South Carolina lawyer, Alex Murdaugh, the funeral of Lisa Marie Presley, and countless tornadoes and hurricanes.

Before calling Atlanta home, Charles was stationed in Jackson, Miss. where he worked as a Multimedia Reporter. There, Charles enterprised stories and produced reports for online publications and local news stations across the country. He also covered 2020 Presidential candidates as they tried to win over voters. Charles has also worked as a reporter covering news in the New York/New Jersey region. He got his start on the Delmarva Peninsula at a local news station in Lewes, Del.

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Charles is a former student of Meredith Elementary School in Queen Village, a proud member of Central High School's 269th graduating class, and an alumnus of Temple University where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

When he's not reporting news, Charles enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys exploring hidden gems in the city with his wife and trying new restaurants. Rooting for the Eagles, Sixers, Phillies, Flyers and Union keep him pretty busy as well.

Charles's Stories
Possibly impaired driver shot after hitting parked vehicle in Strawberry Mansion, police say
Philadelphia police say a man was shot after crashing his car into parked vehicles in the city's Strawberry Mansion section.
New surveillance video shows moments leading up to deadly gun battle at Fairmount gas station
Police say a security guard, who was working at the gas station, exchanged gunfire with a 39-year-old man.
PA Turnpike warns E-ZPass users of texting scam looking for financial information
Customers who receive an unsolicited text, email, or similar message suggesting it is from E-ZPass or another toll agency should not click on the link provided.
Shooting on I-95 North in Philadelphia stalls traffic for hours; state police investigating
State police confirmed shots were fired, but couldn't say whether anyone was struck at the time of the shooting.
Man charged with multiple counts of rape in New Castle County
Officers say Andrew Williams was found to be linked to additional cases involving multiple victims in New Castle County and surrounding jurisdictions.
Drivers wake up Easter morning to find car brake lines had been cut in New Castle County
Authorities say that if you or someone you know has their brake lines cut, do not attempt to drive the car.
Washington Township High School student killed in 2-vehicle crash
"It is a moment of profound sadness and loss for our entire Washington Township community," said the school district in a statement.
SEPTA ends ZeroEyes pilot program that was supposed to help detect guns
The pilot program was supposed to help reduce the likelihood of gun violence on SEPTA's system. But according to ZeroEyes, there were issues from the start.
3-alarm fire destroys 6 rowhomes in Royersford, Pa.
Officials say the wind fueled the flames, which damaged six homes.
Man captured in NJ, accused of killing stepmother, teen sister and mother to his kids in Pa.
Authorities say 26-year-old Andre Gordon was barricaded at a residence on the 100 block of Phillips Avenue in Trenton for roughly six hours hours.