Lindsey Watson is an award-winning multimedia journalist, anchor, and reporter. She first joined the WKBN 27 First News team in April of 2016. Less than a year later she took over as evening co-anchor on our sister station 33 WYTV. As of March 2022, Lindsey is thrilled to be back on WKBN anchoring First News at 5, 6, 10 & 11pm, alongside veteran journalists Dave Sess and Stan Boney.
Lindsey comes to the Valley after spending three years anchoring, reporting, and producing at WDTV in Bridgeport, West Virginia. She grew up just 40 minutes east of Youngstown in Beaver County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Beaver Falls High School. After that, she attended Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Lindsey is a passionate storyteller, known for digging deep into issues that affect our community. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she led our nightly coverage, breaking down very detailed, critical information in a way that was easy to understand. Her reporting has even gained national attention when she shed light on the topic of PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), a rare and controversial disease that causes sudden outbursts, tantrums, tics, and bouts of OCD in children — almost overnight. She’s also immensely proud of the award-winning mini-documentary she put together titled “25 Years Later.” The story focuses on the 25 years since Flight 427 fell from the sky just seven miles short of the runway at Pittsburgh International Airport. Local couple, Anthony and Paula Rich, along with their unborn child, were among the 127 passengers and five crew members killed. Their families sat down to reflect and remember their loved ones and all the time that’s passed.
Lindsey is heavily involved in our community. She loves volunteering her time to support our local chapter of the American Heart Association and the Rich Center for Autism, just to name a few! You can also catch her emceeing several events throughout the year.
When she’s not out covering news, or “caring for our community”, Lindsey loves to spend time with her son, Chase, and her family and friends. Of course, she also enjoys cheering on her beloved Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Penguins!
While Lindsey’s no stranger to the Valley, she’s very excited to continue to call our area home, and tell stories that help and impact you. “Being able to talk and connect with you, our viewers, and build those relationships is one of the greatest parts of my job, please reach out. Let’s get to know each other!”
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