About the Host
Nick Watt, who was born in Scotland, has lived in 7 countries and traveled to nearly 90 more as a curious traveler and foreign correspondent. As a child, Nick traveled the world with his nomadic parents, living in places including Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey and South Africa. He has vacationed in Syria, walked across the Alborz Mountains from Tehran, Iran, to the Caspian Sea, and reported on everything from wars to weddings on every continent.
He began his broadcasting career in 1997, when he joined ABC News’ London bureau, and was soon promoted to producer. In 2001, Nick was sent to northern Afghanistan immediately after the attacks of 9/11, and for the next 4 years, he spent most of his time in the Middle East. While there, he slept in a cow shed during the hunt for Osama bin Laden in the Tora Bora mountains, traveled in disguise into the restive tribal areas of Pakistan, and witnessed the tense 6 months leading up to the invasion of Iraq in Baghdad.
In 2004, Nick was embedded as a cameraman/producer with the US Marines for their assault on the city of Fallujah, Iraq, and filed his first story as a reporter on the first day of the attack. His second story won an Emmy for best breaking-news story of the year. He was also nominated in that category in 2004 as a producer for a report filed from Beslan, Russia, during the school siege there. That same year, Nick covered the Asian tsunami from Aceh, Indonesia, and won another Emmy for his work as a producer in Darfur, Sudan.
Nick was educated in Scotland, earning a master's degree in modern history from the University of St. Andrews, specializing in postwar US foreign policy. His much-loved day job is as a correspondent for ABC News, where he covers everything from wildfires to the Oscars for Good Morning America, Nightline, World News Tonight and 20/20. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 sons.
The Travel Channel series Watt’s World follows Nick as he explores the planet trying to answer such questions as: Are the French really that rude? Why do Coloradans love pot? And why is Albania so weird?
Using his quick wit and deep curiosity, Nick offers a point of view that is entertaining and hilariously riveting as viewers see the world in a new way through his eyes.