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
Philadelphia police deploys 'Mobile Surge Team' to fight crime in city hotspots
The unit of uniform officers will deploy Friday and Saturday night in some of the city's neighborhoods that are grappling with high crime rates.
Judge orders review of Philadelphia man's murder conviction
Attorneys for Tyree Wallace, who was 19 years old at the time of the homicide, presented new evidence that alleges a co-defendant has since proclaimed Wallace's innocence.
Police officer witnesses man stabbing ex-girlfriend to death outside Bucks County home, DA says
Before the responding officer could get out of his patrol vehicle, he saw a man chase a woman and tackle her to the ground before beginning to stab her.
Winter snow storm blankets Philadelphia region | See snowfall totals
A winter snow storm is moving out of the Delaware Valley Saturday morning after dropping upwards of a foot of snow in some areas of the region.
Fans, restaurants across Delaware Valley prepare food ahead of Super Bowl Sunday
This year, residents are expected to stock up on plenty of finger foods like pretzels, mozzarella sticks, and pistachios.
NJ school bus driver accused of transporting students while under influence of alcohol
Police say Suzanne Stoms' boyfriend tipped them off that she could be transporting school children while intoxicated.
Philly nonprofit looking to keep autistic individuals safe with street signs
"The whole process behind it was my advocacy and awareness mission to better the lives of individuals with autism and unique abilities," Eric Williams told Action News.
Philadelphia police investigate fight caught on video at Franklin Towne Charter High School
Medics took the teen to St. Christopher's Children's Hospital, where he received treatment for minor cuts, bruises, and a possible concussion.
New video shows confrontation before deadly police shooting; injured officer released from hospital
New video from the night of the shooting is being used in the investigation that left a man dead and an officer injured.
SEPTA riders fear budget shortfall could end Chestnut Hill West Line
The news is concerning for SEPTA customers in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown, who said they were worried about what SEPTA has planned for the Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line.