Amy Watson


NewsChannel 5 Anchor

Amy Watson is a seven-time Emmy Award winning Anchor/Reporter who grew up just across the Tennessee border in western Kentucky in Murray. She attended Murray State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in journalism, with minors in political science and German.

Before coming to Nashville, Amy worked in Chattanooga, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Paducah, Ky.

In her career, Amy has had more than a dozen Emmy nominations. She's earned Associated Press awards for news writing and special projects including "First Place for Short Light Feature" in 2018. She has also earned a national RTNDA award for "Best Feature".

The Best of Nashville honored her recently with "Best TV Personality" and "Best Reporter" of 2018 . She has also earned top honors for Readers' Choice, Toast of Music City "Best Local TV Anchor/Reporter in 2017.

Her four favorite trophies are at home - Aaron, Sarah, Anna and now her two grandsons, Graham and Gatlin. Amy has been married to her husband, Derrick, since 1993.

Not only is Amy an award-winning anchor and reporter, she is also a published children's book author. Her first book, "Hairdresser's Baby," was released in 2003. "Ellicott Moon" was published in 2021.

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