Stuart Watson began reporting for WCNC-TV on January 26, 1999. He is a three-time winner of the coveted George Foster Peabody Award, a two-time winner of the IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) Award, a winner of the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton and a winner of three Emmys for Investigative Reporting.
Watson won his most recent Peabody for an investigation of the Medicaid Dental Centers. He comes to WCNC-TV from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, where he spent four years as an Investigative Reporter. It was during his tenure there that he won his second Peabody Award (1998) for an investigation of military malpractice. Prior to WRAL-TV, Stuart was an investigative reporter at WKRN-TV in Nashville, TN. It was here that Stuart won his first Peabody in 1994 for a series of reports exposing influence peddling in the Tennessee legislature.
In addition to the Peabody Awards, Watson has received two IRE Awards, the first in 1992 at WKRN for coverage of wasteful spending in the Metro Nashville Water Department and the second in 1998 for a series on military medicine. The annual IRE Awards are given for stories that show investigative initiative, originality, persistence and importance.
Stuart Watson graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. He is married with four children.