Brad Watson

Brad Watson

Brad Watson

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by Brad Watson

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 29 at 5:05 PM

Brad Watson is a veteran WFAA reporter and anchor. His current assignments are covering Dallas city government, politics and hosting the Sunday morning program, Inside Texas Politics, that airs during the 9:00 a.m. half hour of News 8 Daybreak.

Watson started at WFAA in 1979 and since then has reported on stories across Texas, the nation, Mexico and Latin America.

Some of the prominent stories he covered over the years are the Vernon and Wichita Falls tornadoes in 1979, the Delta Flight 191 crash at DFW International Airport in 1985, the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, the 1993 assault by U.S. agents on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco and the 2000 presidential election and Florida recount.

Watson was on the anchor desk the morning of February 1, 2003 when the space shuttle, Columbia, disintegrated live on WFAA during reentry over north Texas. He co-anchored WFAA’s live coverage for another eight hours as the tragic story unfolded.

In 2004, he covered the re-election campaign of President George W. Bush with reports from around the country.

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans, Watson was the only Dallas-Fort Worth TV reporter to remain in the city in the days after landfall covering the damage that caused such human suffering.

Since 2006, Watson has been covering politics primarily including the Texas governor’s race in 2006, the 2007 Trinity River toll road referendum, the Texas presidential primary and general election in 2008 and the Dallas convention center hotel vote in 2009.

He led WFAA’s coverage of the governor’s race in the 2010 Republican and Democratic including campaign altering interviews with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Democrat Farouk Shami.

Watson anchored WFAA's top rated weekend newscasts from 1992 to 2000 and has won awards for his on air work and reporting.

He's a graduate of Iowa State University with degrees in journalism and political science.

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