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
Family of pregnant woman killed in Montco crash give back to families of first responders
As Jason Adams moves forward with his life, he said the legacies of both Kellie Adams and their unborn child would live on through the family's efforts to pay it forward.
Old City community frustrated after city abruptly cancels interim bus terminal meeting
If approved, the bus terminal would be installed at a PPA parking garage between Walnut and Chestnut streets. It would sit right next to Amigos Spanish Immersion Pre-School, which cares for dozens of toddlers throughout the workweek.
1 dead, 8 injured after shooting at 'pop-up' event in Southwest Philadelphia
Police say they were tracking the pop-up event, which moved from North Philadelphia to Southwest Philadelphia during the course of the night.
3 dead after transit bus hits trash truck and catches fire on Route 1 Media Bypass
Police say passing drivers tried to help rescue the passengers of the bus.
Storms once again cause major disruptions at Philadelphia International Airport
Baggage was piling up once again at Philadelphia International Airport on Monday morning, where frustrated passengers saw the weather disrupt their holiday travel.
Upper Merion Township, Pa. to ban plastic utensils in next phase of single-use plastic ban
Public establishments within Upper Merion Township will no longer be allowed to offer plastic utensils.
Police: Suspects sought after 2 teenagers shot while running from gunfire in Philadelphia
Investigators say they found 24 shell casings at the scene and six more on the 2000 block of North Reese Street.
Innocent bystander shot after 58 bullets fired in Philadelphia: 'Sounded like missiles'
An innocent bystander was shot after gunmen fired 58 shots in Philadelphia's Parkside neighborhood.
Man in wheelchair, known to panhandle, critically injured in Philadelphia hit-and-run
Police say a man was sitting at the intersection of Franklin and Vine streets just after midnight when he was struck by a driver, launching him out of his wheelchair about 50 feet westbound.