Judy Watts is a native South Carolinian who has lived all over – from the North Carolina mountains and the California desert to the forests of Germany – and found there’s no place like home!
Speaking of home, she makes hers with the Hubster, Pat Watts, a local attorney and their three wiener dogs Sally, Charlotte and Penny and the four turtles who guard the backyard.
Their children, better known through her award-winning column The Watts Line, as Surfer Dude and Manchild #2, are now grown. Dude lives in Oregon with his wife, daughter and their dog Charlie (short for Charleston); MC#2, a Merchant Mariner, has his home base in the Charleston area with his wife Kim and infant son, Kallan.
Judy began her love affair with newspapers when she was a 13-year-old student in Camden, S.C. She continued her passion for journalism through high school, and was managing editor of The Johnsonian during her time at Winthrop University. She has worked at The State Newspaper, The Post and Courier where she was Features Editor and as Executive Editor of The Summerville Journal Scene, The Berkeley Independent and The Goose Creek Gazette. She is currently the Associate Editor of NOLO (North in the Lowcountry) a magazine featuring parts of the greater Charleston, S.C. area.