Nick Watt is a London-based correspondent for ABC News. He reports from around the globe for ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
Watt’s recent assignments include covering the G20 summit in London, reporting on the impact of climate change on reindeer in the Norwegian Arctic, diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa and investigating pedigreed dog breeding in the United States.
His first story as an on-air reporter was on the U.S. Marine assault on Fallujah in November 2004, for which he won an Emmy Award.
Watt has worked extensively in Afghanistan and Iraq. He spent four months in Baghdad in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion, and since then has returned on numerous occasions as a correspondent and producer. He embedded as a cameraman/producer with the 1st Cavalry Division in Sadr City during the handover of power in June 2004. Five months later, he was part of a two-man team embedded with a Marine infantry unit during the assault on Fallujah.
Watt joined ABC’s London bureau in 1997 as a desk assistant and tape librarian. He became a producer in 2000 and in September 2001, was sent to northern Afghanistan shortly after the attacks of 9/11. As a producer, he covered the civil war in Liberia, the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the school siege in Beslan, Russia. He won an Emmy Award for his work in Darfur.
Prior to joining ABC News, Watt was a reporter at The Southampton Press newspaper in New York. Watt, who is Scottish, earned a Master’s degree in Modern History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, specializing in post-war U.S. foreign policy.