From the field to the sidelines
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Minor: Entertainment and Sport Management
Journalism Aspiration: Become a top sports analyst, play-by-play commentator, or news anchor.
Dakota Watson has immersed himself in sports reporting, from producing and co-hosting shows for 107.5 The Game in his football-crazed hometown, co-hosting a sports talk radio show at USC, podcasting, and doing play-by-play for football and baseball.
Dakota has had dreams of becoming a top name in sports journalism since a young age. From getting reprimanded by his parents for loudly commentating sports games since childhood, to analyzing the game for anyone that will listen, Dakota’s passion for sports in practically unrivaled.
After a quick stop at a pair of other South Carolina colleges to chase his dream of playing college football, Dakota landed back in his hometown of Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina. Having traveled around the state for college – and after a semester in Australia – Dakota will graduate from USC in December of 2017.
His passion for sports journalism extends to covering breaking news and features. He aspires to bring the public fair and complete coverage beyond the sports world because he believes sports are a microcosm of society.
Dakota likes to meet new people, watch and attend sporting events, and spend time with family and friends.